Health Visitors can support families from late pregnancy to when your child turns 5 years of age. They offer all families the healthy child programme, health and development contacts up to the 2-2.5-year review. They can also support up to school entry if a family needs their help and support - they then hand over to our School Nursing colleagues if necessary.
If you need more than their routine core contacts, they can agree with you what extra help and support they can provide, or refer you to the right service. They offer well baby clinics and support their family’s unique needs including:
- transition to parenthood and the early weeks
- perinatal mental health
- healthy weight and healthy nutrition
- managing minor illness and reducing accidents
- health, wellbeing and development of your child
You can contact the Health Visiting Team on 01872 322779