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Links

Cleft Information

Changing Faces
A charity giving support to people with facial difference

CLAPA
Cleft Lip And Palate Association

Face forward
A forum for adults or parents of children with cleft lip/palate

Nurses4Cleft
A website designed by clinical nurse specialists

Look At Me!
The 'Look at Me!' project explores the varied and unique stories from 11 families using the Spires Cleft Lip and Palate service based at Salisbury District Hospital.

Hospital Information

Hospital maps and general information about getting to the hospitals can be accessed on the hospital websites:

Both websites also contain details about PALS (the Patient Advice and Liaison Service) that you can access for advice and support regarding any concerns you may have.

Dental

British Dental Association (BDA)

British Orthodontic Society

Ear, Nose and Throat

Max Appeal
Parent-run website supporting families affected by DiGeorge syndrome, VCFS and 22q11.2 deletion

Contact a Family > Pierre Robin syndrome
Medical information from the Contact a Family charity, which provides advice, information and support to the parents of disabled children

Feeding

Express Yourself Mums and breastpumps.co.uk
These are just a couple of examples of breast pump websites, but you may find others. You may want to look for Easy Expression Halter Neck Bras, which are bras to help hold breast pumps in place.

National Child Birth Trust (NCT)
Charity helping mums and dads through pregnancy, birth and early days of parenthood

La Leche League
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support from pregnancy through to weaning

Psychology

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
Offers information about cognitive-behaviour therapy and a searchable register of accredited therapist in the UK

The Association for Post Natal Illness (APNI)
Provides support to mothers with postnatal depression

The National Information Centre on Fatherhood
News, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers and their families

Cry-sis
Support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies

Samaritans
A confidential listening service for any person who is despairing or in crisis

Speech and Language

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP)

ICAN
A charity working for children with speech and language difficulties

Hello
Hello, the 2011 national year of communication, is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills.