Get involved this NICU Awareness Month!

01 September 2023

Get involved this NICU Awareness Month!

September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, a time when people come together to show their support for families with babies in the neonatal unit.

The initiative was first launched back in 2014 by Project Sweet Peas, a non-profit organisation who provide support to families of premature and sick babies. The aim is to acknowledge the challenges NICU families face and provide them with the support and resources they need.

Here are several ways you can get involved and show your support, and don't forget to check out this free toolkit provided by Project Sweet Peas:

1. Follow and engage with the NICU community on social media throughout the month by using the hashtag #NICUAwarenessMonth

2. Share your story. We loving sharing parent stories to give hope to other NICU mums and dads, so drop us an email or share it directly on your Instagram using #NICUAwarenessMonth and tagging @vcreateneonatal

3. Say thank you to the nursing team who cared for your baby. You may have seen our NICU Superhero Award which is a great way to say an extra special thank you

4. If you’d like to connect with your local NICU community face-to-face, contact your NICU to enquire about support groups and meet-ups for parents

5. Donate or fundraise for a NICU charity. There are loads of amazing organisations dedicated to supporting families in the NICU that need your help.

For more information about Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month and how you can get involved, head to, or drop us an email.