Tamba in Northern Ireland
Tamba Members In Northern Ireland receive the following additional local services.
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Welcome to Tamba in Northern Ireland
Tamba is the only organisation in Northern Ireland which is dedicated to providing information and mutual support networks to families with twins, triplets or more and highlighting their unique needs to all those involved with their care.
You can find us at:
58 Howard Street, Belfast, BT1 6PJ
Tel/Fax. (028) 9023 9050
Head of TAMBA NI: Rachel Wiffen
The office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am - 4.30pm.
To join Tamba and involve yourself in all of the NI activities click here
Northern Ireland welcomes health visitor for multiples
A dedicated health visitor for twins and multiple birth families has taken up post in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust – the first of its kind in the UK.
In partnership with TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Births Association), Carmel Hamill will work in addition to the routine health visiting service to support families from pregnancy until their multiples reach school age. Carmel will be working directly with families while also raising awareness amongst other health professionals on multiple-specific issues.
Watch our video below:
To launch the service, Carmel Hamill and Tamba's Rachel Wiffen appeared on Destination Newry’s Good Morning Show and in the Armagh News.
The next meeting of Craigavon multiples will be at Peter Pans in Portadown 10:30 – 12-30 on Friday 28th November.
The group are also looking to organise a mummies night on Sat 29 November.
If you are interested and want more details, please contact Vicky the NI office 028 9023 9050.
Parenting with Multiples in Mind - Belfast
POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 2015
Free for Tamba Members, Non Members: £5 per person (lunch included)
Bookings is essential, and bookings can be made over the phone (02890 239 050) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents of multiple birth children experience unique challenges which are sometimes not understood or even acknowledged in mainstream services. They can compare themselves unfavourably to parents of singletons and can feel guilty because they are not able to live up to their own expectations of being a parent. This one day workshop (10am-4.30pm) gives parents an opportunity to explore their parenting without their children and to help parents to understand that rather than trying to achieve perfect parenting a more realistic aim is to be a ‘good enough’ parent. The topics considered are:
- Being a parent of multiples
- Good enough parenting
- Family relationships
- Starting nursery or school
- Challenging behaviours
- Looking after yourself and your relationships
The format of the workshop is guided discussion with opportunities for mothers and fathers to explore with other parents of mulitples aspects of their parenting which they find challenging and to share ideas and experiences.
The course is aimed at parents whose multiples are aged between 1 and 5 years.
PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS FOR PARENTS ONLY