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
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.
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
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
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.