December Guest Campaigns

Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.
Every month, we highlight as many as 8 Guest Campaigns by charities or not-for-profit organisations. You can read all about our December 2015 Guest Campaigns below.

Moment of Thanks

Nurses are there for us from childbirth through to caring for us at the end of our lives. They offer support and comfort through some of the most challenging times, but all too often we don't get the chance to say thank you.
Cavell Nurses' Trust has launched 'Moment of Thanks' - a campaign that helps people thank nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants whose work is all too often unacknowledged or under-appreciated.
It's not about clinical excellence - it's about celebrating those precious moments of connection that can make all the difference to a hospital experience: a reassuring hand on the shoulder, the offer of a cup of tea or a well-timed chat.

Living without a diagnosis is very isolating. Families find it hard to answer questions about their child and get their needs taken seriously. The future is often uncertain. SWAN UK (Syndromes Without A Name) is the only dedicated specialist support for families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions in the UK. SWAN UK provides families with information and support and runs fun, inclusive events.
SWAN UK members have been asking their MPs to join its All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on rare, genetic and undiagnosed conditions. They will be able to help push for improved diagnosis opportunities, which we hope will improve access to effective medical care and treatment.

We're harnessing the might of Mumsnet and putting it behind causes close to your heart. They range from This Is My Child and Let Girls Be Girls, to our Miscarriage Care and We Believe You campaigns and our campaign to change how Britain's libel laws affect online publishers like us.

Your input is vital, so please do keep contributing your ideas and observations on the Campaigns topic in Talk.

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