Share your story with us

Share your story with us

Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

You are helping to raise awareness of the issues faced by premature and sick babies and support families with a baby in neonatal care.

Please complete this form to share your story with us on the Bliss website and social media channels.

Please note that this form cannot be saved. It may be helpful to write your story beforehand and copy and paste it into the form.

Your details

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Your story

Tell us your story in the box below (please try to write your story between 800 and 1,200 words). You might want to include details about:

  • When the baby/s was born and how much they weighed at birth – or, if you were born premature or sick, these details of you
  • Any medical complications faced
  • Experience of transfers, surgery etc.
  • What the neonatal environment was like
  • How long spent in neonatal care
  • What the experience was like for you (and your partner if relevant) (e.g. how involved you were) – or, if you were born premature or sick, what it was like for your parents
  • How you felt (and your partner, if relevant) – or, if you were born premature or sick, how you feel about it now

Your photographs

Please email at least three images to media@bliss.org.uk (preferably more if you have them) that can be used with your story.

Photographs from different stages of your journey would help to show your story (for example, pregnancy, in hospital, your baby in care you and your baby and at home (where relevant)).

Your consent

As the story and photographs are of you and your baby we would like to ensure that you are fully aware of how they may be used and distributed by Bliss and that you consent to such uses and distribution.

Bliss will only use your story and photographs for the purposes that you consent to and we promise to keep your personal information secure. Read our full supporter promise.

I give my consent for Bliss and Bliss Scotland to use footage, audio, photographs, words and other types of media (hereafter known as content) involving me and/or my baby.

I give Bliss and Bliss Scotland all rights to use content relating to me and/or my baby in Bliss materials, including but not limited to: Bliss information and marketing materials; on bliss.org.uk; on Bliss’ social media channels; on co-branded materials in support of Bliss’ aims; on third party websites or broadcast media where the content is about Bliss and Bliss’ work; and in any future Bliss project.

I agree that they may identify me and my baby by name. This consent is given indefinitely but I can withdraw it at any time by emailing communications@bliss.org.uk

I have discussed the above with the child’s other parent/s (if appropriate). I am over 18 years of age.

(A media case study is someone who is willing to speak to the local or national media about their experience of having a premature or sick baby. We contact our media case studies about potential media opportunities before agreeing to anything with a journalist. That way our case studies are in full control and can decide whether or not they would like to speak to the journalist. We also prepare our case studies before they are interviewed to ensure they are completely supported.)

Once we have received your story we will contact you to discuss it further. Please note, as we receive so many requests from parents to share their stories, it may be a while before yours is published.

Let's keep in touch

Your support helps the most vulnerable babies in the UK. We’d love to keep you updated with news about our work and ways you can get involved with Bliss. Are you happy to be contacted by:

Your privacy

We (Bliss and Bliss Scotland) promise we will use the personal data you have provided to communicate in the way(s) you have agreed to.

We will not pass on your details on to any third party organisation for their marketing purposes.

Find out how we look after your personal details in our Supporter Promise

You can opt our of all communications from Bliss at any time by calling the Supporter Engagement Team on 020 7378 5740 or emailing supporters@bliss.org.uk.