What we do
Noah’s Star is a charity that supports 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
of volunteer support for families in neonatal units
Noah’s Star provides support to siblings across the West Midlands.
At Birmingham Women’s Hospital we provide an area for children to play, and activities to occupy them whilst their parents spend time with their poorly baby.
In addition we help with;
- Mentoring for Siblings
- Counselling for Parents
- Peer Support
- Support in the Community – Stay and Play groups
- Donations of books, sibling support bags and hand/foot ink kits
Bliss have highlighted that 80% of parents who experience neonatal care have reported a negative impact on mental health as a direct result. We know it is common for NICU parents to experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following neonatal care and that is when we’re not in the midst of a global pandemic.
We provide a safe place for Siblings
Noah’s Star provides a safe and fun place for siblings of sick and premature babies to play, as well as reassurance to parents, allowing them to spend the time required with their premature newborn.
Our sibling support service is at the very core of what we do here at Noah’s Star. It has been specifically set up for the brothers and sisters of babies needing neonatal care.
Our specialist sibling support services
Noah’s Star offers one of the very first organised sibling support services ever to have been set up in the UK. A much-needed service backed up by medical research & evidence, but most importantly, by the feedback, we receive time and time again from the families we have been proud to support.
How our trained volunteers provide peace of mind for parents
Our compassionate fully-trained sibling support volunteer team supports families by providing supervised play for siblings of babies staying in the neonatal unit. We understand the importance of offering parents peace of mind while spending time with their baby, while giving siblings the time, attention, and tailored support they may need.
In addition to the free sibling support service, Noah’s Star volunteers provide support to parents in the form of a person to talk to, or simply bring a cup of tea to those unable to leave their baby.
Experienced multi-award-winning training provider.
In addition to an understanding of the importance of neonatal care and services, we are a multi-award-winning training provider. We provide mental health training and consultancy. This aspect of our service allows us to generate an income to ensure we are sustainable and can continue to offer support via Noah’s Star.
Passionate and driven to support individuals and families of premature babies, with three core services. Support Groups, Volunteer Led Support Service & 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