Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week

Welcome to the home of Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week! We’re so pleased you’re here, and we hope you’re as inspired as we are to make positive changes to the mental health support of families and staff.

In this ‘hub’, you’ll find information about the week, how you can get involved, assets to help you raise awareness and fundraise, case studies, blogs, press materials and more. Grab a cuppa, take a look around and stand with us to get our voices heard!

In the UK, neonatal units, clinicians and parents are realising and talking about the lasting impacts on families after being on a NICU or PICU.
However, we know it’s not just parents, it’s siblings too. And, as family dynamics change, it also impacts grandparents, close family members and friends.

We also know it’s not only families affected. The work has an impact on the teams that care for babies including doctors, nurses, midwives, obstetricians, and allied health professionals.

Appropriate and timely support is needed to reduce the immediate and long-term impact on mental health and emotional well-being for families and the people who work with them.

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Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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