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PARENTING

Where to get help

Your health visitor, who works from your local doctor's practice, can help with most difficulties. They won't just deal with babies' health matters, although that's the main part of their job.

Other organisations that can help parents include:

The National Childbirth Trust
For locally based postnatal discussion groups, coffee mornings, nearly new sales, bumps and babies groups, and much, much more. Ring the NCT Enquiry Line on 0870 444 8707.

Family Caring Trust
8 Ashtree Enterprise Park
Newry
County Down
Northern Ireland
BT34 1BY
Tel: 028 302 64174
This is a long-established organisation that produces materials for community-based parenting courses in all areas.

Parent Network/Parentline Plus
Unit 520, Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London NW5 1TL
020 7209 2460
helpline 0808 800 2222
Parent Network has been organising discussion groups for all parents in all areas for many years.

Pippin
Parents in Partnership - Parent Infant Network
Derwood
Todds Green
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 2JE
01438 748 478
Pippin runs courses to help new parents with the big changes that a baby makes to their lives.
Relate
Herbert Gray College
Little Church Street
Rugby
CV21 3AP
01788 573241
For help with relationship difficulties.

Home-Start UK
2 Salisbury Road
Leicester
LE1 7QR
Tel: 0116 233 9955
Volunteers will come into your home and help with regular support, friendship and practical help if you're feeling overwhelmed.

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