Support for you and your family if your baby is born premature

No parent should ever have to choose
between their children

Noah’s Star is a registered charity (1193043). They support the whole family when their baby is born premature or sick or their child is admitted to hospital. Their core service offers sibling support to families which enables parents to spend quality time with their sick and premature babies and children whilst they care for the siblings.

Noah’s Star runs a sibling support group at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) and hospitals across the West Midlands, providing an area for children to play, and activities to occupy them whilst their parents spend time with their poorly baby or child.

About Us

Passionate and driven to support the whole family when their baby is born premature or sick. Providing Support Groups, Volunteer Led Support Service; and Training & Consultancy

Get Family Support

We offer families one of the very first organised sibling support services in the UK. A much-needed service backed up by medical research & evidence.

Mental Health Training

We provide award winning mental health training and consultancy. Helping to encourage a greater understanding of mental health.

How we help and support families

Noah’s Star is a charity that supports families of premature and sick babies.

Noah’s Star is a charity founded by Jo-Anne Shellum in 2017 which was officially registered in January 2021. Noah’s Star provide support and guidance for families with sick and preterm babies having to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) across the West Midlands. They provide support to the whole family, with a particular focus on providing support to the siblings

We are proactive in our campaigns to raise awareness and encourage a greater understanding of mental health. In addition to the advice and support we provide; we also deliver structured training workshops. All the funds generated form the delivery of these workshops is used to fund our services supporting families of premature and sick babies.

of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

babies in the UK need neonatal care

babies every year are cared for in neonatal units in the UK

families supported by our team of volunteers

Get involved

We are so lucky to have over 60 volunteers who have supported over 5000 families across the West Midlands.

All donations are greatly received. You can support us through PayPal, through a fundraising event or via corporate sponsorship.

Event fundraising within the community helps with needed funds, and raises the awareness of our important cause, to help more families.

We are a multi-award-winning training provider in mental health training and consultancy. Helping us support families through premature births.

Donate today to help
more families

Please help Noah’s Star by making a donation. We don’t receive any government funding and your donations help us to support more families through such a difficult time.

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