Healthy Family Teams are part of the Healthy Families Programme, an integrated service for children, young people and families which brings together care provided by health visitors, school nurses, the Family Nurse Partnership Programme (for first time teenage mums) and the National Childhood Measurement Programme.
Children, young people and families will receive care from this service from before birth to their late teens when they need it, regardless of where they live in Nottinghamshire.
A Specialist Public Health Practitioner leads each Healthy Family Team. Other staff in the teams are Public Health Practitioners, Senior Assistant Public Health Practitioners, Assistant Public Health Practitioners, Community Health Assistants, Screening Assistants and Administrators. By working together, each Healthy Family Team member will support families and children in different ways depending on the type of help required.
Text: 07520 619919
The Healthy Family Teams’ confidential texting service to provide parents and carers advice around feeding, child development, parenting advice and support, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour difficulties and family health.
Text: 07507 329952
This is a confidential texting service for 11 to 19-year-olds in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. The ChatHealth text service is an easy way for young people to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues. They can also find out how to access other local services including emotional support or sexual health services.
Tel: 0300 123 5436
A ‘single point of access’ Advice Line for parents, carers and healthcare professionals who want to speak to the Healthy Family Team for advice or support, covering the 0-19 years age range. It operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4.30pm.
Out of hours
If you need urgent advice about your child or young person's health out of office hours please call NHS 111 or your GP practice.
If you have concerns for the wellbeing or safety of a child contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 500 8090.
Health for Under 5s
A website for healthy happy early years with support from trusted NHS professionals, covering all topics from pregnancy right through to pre-school. It offers details on support, advice, events and services in Nottinghamshire.
Health for Kids
Health for Kids is a health promotion website offering information in a fun and interactive way for primary school children, parents/carers and teachers. The website offers local news on upcoming events, campaigns, blogs, articles and useful information about services available to children within Nottinghamshire.
Health for Teens
Health for Teens offers health and wellbeing advice and information to young people aged 11-19, promoting a healthy body and mind. It offers a new and different way for young people to learn about their health.
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