The Lullaby Trust and Teddy’s Wish are pleased to announce a new partnership to help more bereaved families access the crucial support of the Care of the Next Infant Programme (CONI).

The support of Teddy’s Wish will enable The Lullaby Trust to continue to develop the Care of the Next Infant programme including supporting midwives to understand their crucial role in identifying when parents have experienced and are anxious about SIDS/SUDI. With the support of Teddy’s Wish, The Lullaby Trust will be able to develop a series of free bite-size presentations aimed at Midwives in areas were CONI is available. In addition, a summary of information on CONI will be available in multiple languages for families, midwives and other professionals including health visitors, paediatricians, GPs, child death review leads. The hope is that this will lead to more families being able to use the resources that so many families have found  so supportive.

The Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme is a national health visitor led service, coordinated by The Lullaby Trust, that provides vital extra support for bereaved families during pregnancy and after birth. The renewed support of Teddy’s Wish will enable The Lullaby Trust to support CONI coordinators in their contact with families and allow the continued delivery of the programme.

Jenny Ward, Chief Executive of The Lullaby Trust said:

“We are grateful to continue our meaningful work with Teddy’s Wish whose support for the CONI programme has been invaluable to many bereaved families and carers. Together with Teddy’s Wish, we are looking forward to highlighting the important role of midwives as the crucial first step in signposting a family about how our CONI programme can support them.”

Jennifer Reid, Co-Founder of Teddy’s Wish said:

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with The Lullaby Trust in delivering the CONI programme. We believe that every parent should have access to support during their next pregnancy and following birth which is key to reducing the anxiety that parents may feel. Through our funding, our hope is that more families will have access to the vital support offered by the CONI programme”

Find out more at the CONI programme here.