NICU Support

Find out how we help families on the neonatal units we support…

  “When the nurse asked me if I wanted counselling, I remember thinking ‘I don’t need counselling, there’s nothing wrong…

We’re delighted to offer lovingly made welcome boxes to families on the neonatal unit at James Cook University Hospital. We…

We provide library's to both the neonatal units at North Durham Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital. We know the benefits…

Having someone to talk to who has been on a neonatal unit and ‘gets it’ is an incredibly valuable way…

“I don’t think there’s a word to describe the pain you feel when you wish you could hold your child…

Recent studies show that 1 in 10 dads suffer Post Natal Depression (NCT), and dads, like mums are affected by…

 “It was often hard to entertain my older child, while needing to give so much attention to my very sick…

We've compiled a handy NICU jargon buster for our parents to refer to when they're feeling overwhelmed, or just want…

Creating a safe place of support is incredibly important to us at Leo’s. A place where NICU families can express…


Facts & Figures

More than 50% of mums suffer from mental health issues after being on the neonatal unit

1 in 8 babies in the UK need neonatal care

Last year, the Northern Neonatal Transport Team, transferred 419 babies across and in to the region – that’s enough to fill two primary schools.

Leo's Neonatal

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