Provide information – we have leaflets to share with NICUs, so that a family who are starting out on their journey have access to information and support. We can also provide “parent packs”, with some items in that may help and offer a little comfort during those early days and weeks.
Buddy support – if a HIE parent thinks it may be helpful to meet up with a mum or dad who has been through the same, or similar experience, then we can put them in touch with a “buddy” – we’ll even throw a coffee or two in for them! We understand though that meeting up may feel a little too much for some people, so we offer telephone and email contact as well.
Counselling – Peeps is run by parents, and whilst we are always happy to lend an ear, we’re not trained professionals. If someone affected by HIE feels that they would benefit from speaking to a trained counsellor then we can look to support, and would ask people to contact us to discuss.