Services in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland region covers the whole of Northern Ireland, incorporating Derry, Londonderry, Antrim, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Down.

If you:

  • Have spina bifida or hydrocephalus
  • Are pregnant and have had a recent diagnosis of spina bifida or anencephaly
  • Have a child with spina bifida or hydrocephalus
  • Live with or care for someone with these conditions
  • Are a professional providing support

We’re here to help. To access local services, get in touch by phone, email or post. We also attend clinics at the following hospitals in your area:

  • Royal Belfast Hospital for sick children
  • Musgrave Park Hospital

Telephone: 01733 555988
Post: Shine, PO Box 61, Cookstown, BT80 1AN

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Northern Ireland contact:
Marie McGonnell
Health Specialist and Services Coordinator

Support groups

We offer a range of support groups to suit people of all ages. Whether you’re looking to meet up with people in person, or want to chat to someone online, we are there for you.

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Find support and fun on your doorstep

We run a number of local events across the South of England for people to meet up, share advice and experiences, socialise and learn.

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Shine's Specialist services

We provide specialist support pre-birth and beyond for anyone living with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and associated conditions, as well as to parents, families, carers and professional health and social care staff.

We work on a national level to provide these services through the following specialist service teams:

  • Support and Development
  • Health Development
  • Education
  • Benefits

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Online groups

Our regional and national Facebook support groups have hundreds of members. There's always someone online to chat, if you are struggling with a new diagnosis, or are just having a bad day.

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