Welcome to Leo’s

We’re so pleased you found us. We’ve been looking after the mental health and well-being of neonatal families since 2018. We use our own experiences of neonatal care to let families know, we see you, we hear you, we’ve got you. If you need our specialist support, please make a referral below.

How we support families

Antenatal

Whether you are on the Preterm Birth Pathway, under the care of Fetal Medicine, considering another pregnancy, or pregnant again after a neonatal stay, or loss, we can take care of you.

Neonatal

If you are a family who is currently in neonatal care with either a premature or full term baby, we’re here to help you navigate the neonatal stay, and all that comes with it.

Paediatric

We know first-hand, the neonatal stay doesn’t end at discharge, for many families, this may just be the beginning. We are on hand to support you once you’re home.

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How are you feeling?

Are you worried about your well-being during your pregnancy, your neonatal stay, or after you have gone home?

How are you feeling?

Are you wondering if what you’re feeling is normal?

(it is – we promise!)

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Are you feeling more like a nurse than a parent?

How are you feeling?

Do you feel like your trauma isn’t valid, because you believe others have had it worse?

How are you feeling?

Are you struggling with feelings, maybe you’re feeling jealous, feeling guilty, feeling like a failure?

How are you feeling?

Are you pregnant again after a neonatal stay or loss, and feeling overwhelmed with worry?

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Are you afraid to leave the house now you’re home?

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Are you struggling with your identity after a neonatal stay or loss?

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Are you struggling to deal with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions?

How are you feeling?

Are you worried abour the impact a neonatal stay has had on your friendships and relationships?

Mentoring

We offer you a safe space to talk about your feelings and emotions, from our team who have been where you are. No judgment, just a XX

Counselling

Our counselling supports birth and pregnancy trauma, neonatal care, neonatal loss, diagnosis and more.

Flash Therapy

Flash, is a type of EMDR therapy, delivered by our qualified therapists to support trauma recovery, or t0 support our pregnant families.

High-CBT

High Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is ran by our qualified therapists to support trauma recovery after a neonatal stay.

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing is delivered by our qualified therapists to support PTSD.

Palliative /Bereavement Care

We support families who have  been given a palliative diagnosis, or have experienced neonatal loss.

NBAS

The Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Sclae is a detailed look at your baby’s behaviour and their individual personality. Coming soon!

Sensory Sessions

We run regular community sensory play sessions, where you can meet other neonatal families, and make magical memories.

Specialist Classes

We offer neonatal specific classes from our highly-trained mentors, to support your child’s development.

NBO

The Newborn Behavioural Observation offers special insight into how your baby is communicating with you.

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Leo’s Story

In 2015, my son Leo entered this world at just 24 weeks gestation, and unbeknown to him, saving the life of his twin brother Oska, and me, his mum, Lottie

After four long hours, waiting to meet my little boy, I was finally able to go see him in the NICU. The doors of intensive care opened, and there he was, the most beautiful little boy in the world. I fell in love instantly. Our first hello would be our goodbye. Our first cuddle would be our last together in this world.

We were told he could fight no more, and that they had done all they could to save him, but he was just so very sick.

We made the heart-breaking decision to turn off his life support and let him go peacefully. He slipped away and grew his wings in the early hours after he was placed in my arms. He changed our hearts irrevocably. In those brief moments we shared together, I can’t explain the lessons he taught me, the love I felt and the overwhelming desire as his mum to make sure his life meant something.

Days later a consultant spoke to us whilst I was still pregnant with his twin Oska, because every minute, every hour inside gave him a stronger chance of survival.

He sat us down and said: “Sometimes, the sickest twin knows it’s poorly, and makes the most noble sacrifice to save the other.”

That’s what our boy did. He became Oska’s guardian angel and he saved his life. I truly believe that. He saved my life too.

I am so honoured to be the mum of someone so brave, so selfless. He is my greatest hero.

This here, is his legacy.

Lottie x

The Cost Of Recovery

Did you know, it costs £13 for one hour of peer support?

The Cost Of Recovery

Did you know, it costs £65 for one hour of EMDR?

The Cost Of Recovery

Did you know, it costs £45 for a counselling session?

The Cost Of Recovery

Did you know, it costs Leo’s between £65 and £200 to hire a specialist space?

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When I saw the posters for Leo’s in the family room in Sunderland NICU, I thought “that’s good but I don’t need help, I’m fine”. It wasn’t until a month after we got home that I realised I’d been in fight or flight mode since she was born and that I did actually need help. I contacted Leo’s and since then my mental health has improved every day. Because of the help from Leo’s, I am no longer scared to take my daughter out of the house, to drive with her in the car, to take her swimming, or to even let other family members have a kiss and a cuddle.

The counselling sessions Leo’s have provided have been revolutionary for me. I still need help with my mental health but when I look back to when I first started the sessions to now, I am a much improved version of myself.

The peer support phone calls and home visits have been so helpful, too. From being freely able to express my worries and what I’m experiencing as a new mum without judgment, to having fun hand painting and sensory sessions in my living room. Truly amazing!
I’ve come a long way in a short space of time and I can’t thank Leo’s enough. Their support has been vital to mine and my daughter’s recovery. Thank you.
Amy, Murphy's Mum

My wife Kirsty and son Marco visited The Fish Tank on Tuesday for Marco’s first ever swimming lesson and I just wanted to thank you all for making it happen.
Kirsty was so close to not attending as she was really struggling that morning and just as I left for work I told her not to miss it and promised me she’d go as I knew her and Marco would love it.
I got a phone call later that day from her and the first thing she said to me was “thank you for making me go, we have loved it so much and everyone was so lovely!”
I’ve seen kirsty cry so much it these really hard last 6 months since Marco was born but on the Tuesday night when we managed to sit down together she showed me all the photos and videos that were took she cried tears of happiness which was beautiful to see.
So I just wanted to thank everyone that was involved with making this happen and making my wife smile again!

Michael, Marco's Dad

Feeling down and low had become the norm since having Marco at 26 weeks. However, the support I have received from Leo’s has picked me up, and at times, I feel like me again. So, thank you for all that you do, from peer support, to counselling, swimming and groups, it really does help in every way.

Kirsty, Marco's Mum

Do You Have Any Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about the work we do here at Leo’s…

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Where do you support?

We support families across the North East of England.

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Is there a time limit to get support?

We try to care for families as early as in their pregnancy, and up to seven years post neonatal stay. Families are welcome to re-refer back into our services as many times as they need.

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Can I access NHS care and Leo's?

Yes, you can! We often work in partnership with the NHS to make sure families get the best care.

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I'd like to make a donation how can I do that?

Donations make a huge difference to our work, we’d love to hear from you! So please email us on hello@leosneonata.org

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I'd love to fundraise for you, how can I do that?

We have a dedicated Just Giving Page, but we can also support with fundraising packs and sponsor forms.

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I work for the NHS or Local Authority, can I refer in?

Yes, we have a dedicated staff referral form. Click on ‘Make A Referral’ and fill in a dedicated form.

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I'm struggling, how do I get support?

If your world is feeling heavy, click on the ‘Make A Referral’ button at the top of this page, or get a health care / local authority professional to help you.

Working with families means the world to us. 

We know how scary it is, at any point in your journey, to trust someone, let alone trust someone with your well-being. 

So when we get to walk beside families, and get feedback like this, our heart’s just fill up with joy!

Working with families means the world to us. We know how scary it is, at any point in your journey, to trust someone, let alone trust someone with your well-being. So when we get to walk beside families, and get feedback like this, our heart’s just fill up with joy!

Getting to know the new you.

Have you ever felt like you weren’t the same person since your baby's NICU stay? 

That’s ok (and it’s also ok if you feel the same as before!). 

Sometimes, when we experience events that feel heavy, upsetting, or traumatic, we change. 

Change is ok, and we get how hard it can be. Sometimes we’ve felt like putting a square peg in a round hole. 

Post traumatic growth can feel uncomfortable, but with the right help and support it doesn’t have to feel that way 

By providing a safe space for parents to process their emotions, share their stories, and receive support from others who understand their journey, the Leo’s team help parents navigate their trauma and work towards finding meaning and growth in the midst of their challenges.

Getting to know the new you. Have you ever felt like you weren’t the same person since your baby's NICU stay? That’s ok (and it’s also ok if you feel the same as before!). Sometimes, when we experience events that feel heavy, upsetting, or traumatic, we change. Change is ok, and we get how hard it can be. Sometimes we’ve felt like putting a square peg in a round hole. Post traumatic growth can feel uncomfortable, but with the right help and support it doesn’t have to feel that way By providing a safe space for parents to process their emotions, share their stories, and receive support from others who understand their journey, the Leo’s team help parents navigate their trauma and work towards finding meaning and growth in the midst of their challenges.

Meet our brand new *Self Care Packs* for parents in our care. 

Our packs, which have been funded by Tees Valley Community Foundation, are dedicated to helping families carve out moments of time for them each day. 

This is a pilot project, and we hope, with positive feedback, we can get further funding for even more packs. 

The packs are filled with colouring pages, spacemasks.com, Sensory Beginnings journal or milestone cards, Amy Brett’s book Twenty Four Plus Six, pillow sprays, Lego, tea bags, a journal and pen, Cotton Clara embroidery packs, a flask for hot or cold drinks, a keyring and all wrapped up in a Leo’s tote bag. 

We hope families accessing our service who are pregnant, in the NICU, or at home and finding things heavy, will be able to take some very much needed ‘you time’ thanks to these. 

A huge thank you to the lovely Seven Stars Apparel (check out all the tags!) for bringing our ideas to life with our mugs, pens, bags and key rings! 
@_south_tees_maternity

Meet our brand new *Self Care Packs* for parents in our care. Our packs, which have been funded by Tees Valley Community Foundation, are dedicated to helping families carve out moments of time for them each day. This is a pilot project, and we hope, with positive feedback, we can get further funding for even more packs. The packs are filled with colouring pages, spacemasks.com, Sensory Beginnings journal or milestone cards, Amy Brett’s book Twenty Four Plus Six, pillow sprays, Lego, tea bags, a journal and pen, Cotton Clara embroidery packs, a flask for hot or cold drinks, a keyring and all wrapped up in a Leo’s tote bag. We hope families accessing our service who are pregnant, in the NICU, or at home and finding things heavy, will be able to take some very much needed ‘you time’ thanks to these. A huge thank you to the lovely Seven Stars Apparel (check out all the tags!) for bringing our ideas to life with our mugs, pens, bags and key rings! @_south_tees_maternity

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