Meet other parents whose children are currently on, or have recently left, the neonatal unit at North Tees and James Cook Hospitals. At the moment our parent support group meets via Zoom, but we hope to get back to face-to-face meetings as soon as it is safe to do so. If you are interested in attending the parent support group, please complete the form below and we contact you with more details.


Don’t suffer in silence. Our nursing team have a great deal of experience working with parents and carers. We are here to support you too, so please reach out if you need someone to speak to. We can also signpost you to local and national services, for more specific or specialised support. 


At this difficult time, it is essential that you look after your self! It is understandable if you are feeling stressed, anxious or tearful. There is lots of support available – a good place to start is your GP. As well as being able to signpost you to other appropriate local support services, they can also refer you for counselling support, if required.


Family Lives offers a confidential and free helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Please call 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. The line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm / weekends 10am to 3pm.


Heads together work with a number of partners who offer confidential helplines and online services who can relate to the difficult times you or someone you know may be going through. Whatever you’re going through, talking about it can help and it’s important you know you’re not alone.