Bliss Champions provide a vital link between parents, neonatal units and Bliss services, to ensure that families can gain access to the information and support services that we provide. Bliss aims to ensure that all families with a baby on a neonatal unit for more than 24 hours have access to our resources and support.
Bliss Family Groups are run by volunteers trained by Bliss that can provide emotional support and information to families of premature or sick babies. Groups can also get involved with fundraising and other activities on behalf of Bliss as part of their programme of events.
Independent Family Groups are similar to Bliss family groups and are run by a mixture of parents and health professionals in the community. These groups can also provide emotional support and information to families of premature or sick babies. Please note: Bliss lists information about Independent Family Groups across the UK however is not responsible for running these groups
Bliss Buddies provide peer support, by telephone and/or email to parents with a premature or sick baby. Returning home and making the transition from the neonatal unit is a big step. The Bliss Buddy service can put you in touch with other parents who have had a similar experience. Please note: Due to funding restrictions, the Bliss Buddy service is currently only available to families in Scotland.
To find our more visit our Bliss Buddy service webpage.
Anyone can also access peer support through our online parent messageboard at bliss.org.uk/messageboard
Click here to find out what support is available in your area