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Tamba Members In Northern Ireland receive the following additional local services.
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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.


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


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Please note this group has now moved to Portadown as the venue is more suitable for prams (and it is slightly cheaper and free for children who are not walking!)
The next meeting is at Peter Pans, Meadow Lane, Portadown at 10:30am on  Friday 31 October 2014.

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.



The next All Day Antenatal courses will run on the folllowing dates:

  • Saturday 15 November 2014  at the Radisson Blu, Belfast
  • Armagh date to follow


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Parenting with Multiples in Mind - Belfast


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

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
  • Individuality
  • 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.





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