Contact AIMS

General Enquiries

For general enquiries including press or media enquiries, requests for involvement with research projects or conferences etc. please contact enquiries@aims.org.uk

Anyone wanting information and support about maternity care, please see details of the AIMS Helpline details below.

AIMS Publications

For details of AIMS Publications, please visit our shop (click here). If you have an enquiry about a purchase, or any of our books or other items, please email publications@aims.org.uk

Use of AIMS copyright material: all the text, charts and images included in AIMS publications are copyright AIMS unless otherwise indicated. Under UK law, you are permitted to use short extracts from AIMS publications without needing to seek the explicit permission of AIMS, as long as you give the title of the work being quoted, stating AIMS as the author (©AIMS), and provided your use is reasonable and fair. We would be very pleased for you to quote a sentence or two, but if you want to quote a longer extract please contact management@aims.org.uk to explain why you want to quote more and to seek permission. We ask anyone who quotes from AIMS publications to include the following text:

Extracts from {Title} are ©AIMS. The book is available from shop.aims.org.uk. AIMS is a charity
which works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human
rights in childbirth and helping maternity service users to know their rights, whatever birth they
want, and wherever they want it. See www.aims.org.uk

AIMS Helpline

The Helpline is intended for anyone using the maternity services or their supporters to seek information and support.

Email: helpline@aims.org.uk
This email will go to a group of AIMS volunteers and someone will respond as soon as possible.

Telephone: +44 (0) 300 365 0663
You will be able to leave a voicemail message which will be sent to all our Helpline Volunteers. Please include your name, phone number and brief details of your enquiry. A Volunteer will try to call you back as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: This number is for those seeking information and support about maternity care. For all other matters please see the General Enquiries details above.

(Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and will be covered by phone contract inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. See www.ofcom.org.uk for further details)

AIMS supports all maternity service users to navigate the system as it exists, and campaigns for a system which truly meets the needs of all. The AIMS Helpline volunteers are all experienced in providing information and support on pregnancy and birth issues. We do not give medical advice, but instead we focus on helping those who contact the Helpline to find the information that they need to make informed decisions which are right for them, and support them to have their decision respected by their health care providers. They are also able to provide a listening ear and practical support for women who are unhappy with their experiences.

AIMS Journal

If you have any comments about the AIMS Journal or would like to submit an article for consideration, please email journal@aims.org.uk

AIMS Birth Information

If you have any comments about the AIMS Birth Information pages or would be interested in helping to write a page for us, please email birthinfo@aims.org.uk

AIMS Mailing List

Sign up to the AIMS mailing list, letting you know when we publish new journal or information articles, and when there's news or events which may interest you. (click here).

AIMS Membership

For details of how to join AIMS, please see the Join AIMS page (click here).

For queries about your existing membership, or to notify us of a change of address, etc, please email membership@aims.org.uk., or

Get Involved!

Want to be part of AIMS? We'd love you to join us! Please see the volunteering page to see what we're looking for, or feel free to contact us to discuss what else you might like to do (click here).

AIMS Ireland (affiliated group)

Website: www.aimsireland.com

Email: info@aimsireland.com

Events

To request events listings on the AIMS website, or to arrange an AIMS stand or AIMS literature for an event:

email: eventsdiary@aims.org.uk

Accessibility

We want you to be able to access this website easily, regardless of the technology you use. Please let us know if you find any page difficult to read - webmistress@aims.org.uk

AIMS is a charity, registered number 1157845. Registered office: 1, Carlton Close, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1DS, UK

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