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Free online courses relating to preterm or sick babies

There are two online courses on the topic preterm or sick babies for parents or anyone involved with the baby or babies. Both are free to access online and are not designed to be done in one go. It can be helpful to have a break between modules.

The access code for both of these courses is TAMAR.

Understanding your preterm or sick baby in hospital (6 modules)

This course is for parents of preterm or sick babies in hospital and is broken down into six modules to help you through you and your baby’s experience of being in hospital. This includes finding support for yourself and a focus on the relationship between you and your baby.

Understanding your preterm or sick baby now you’re home (13 modules)

This course is for parents of preterm or sick babies who are now at home. While similar to the content that could be found in a postnatal group, but for parents of preterm or sick babies who have been discharged from hospital and are now at home. The course covers sleeping, crying, feeding and childcare. As with the first course, there is a focus on the relationship between you and your baby.

These courses are offered in multiple languages. Please visit the Solihull course list, scroll down to the full range of courses and select “Non-English speakers” from the categories drop-down box.

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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email with as much information as possible.

This page was last reviewed on 06-07-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 06-07-2026