Children's 0-19 Services

We provide the Healthy Child Programme, a planned series of public health interventions for children and families from birth to age 19.

Find out more about our services

What is a health visitor?

What is a health visitor?

What is a health visitor?

During your second trimester – weeks 28 to weeks 32 of your pregnancy – our Health Visitor team will contact you.

Our first visit to you is so we can get to know you and see how we can best help you before your baby arrives.

If you are under 18 years and pregnant you may be eligible for our Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP).

Learn more about what the FNP.

You can ask your midwife or GP for a referral, or you can contact FNP Northamptonshire by:

Phone: 01604658830

Email: northamptonshire.fnp@nhs.net

The 0-19 Administration Hub can be contacted by:

  • Live Chat (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
  • Phone (Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm) 08001707055 Option 4

 

Infant feeding

Infant feeding

Infant feeding

Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby, but it is not always easy. Our team is here to support you and your baby.

Our team includes:

  • senior health visitors
  • lactation consultant
  • with support or other health professionals.

We offer timely and responsive support.

Although we are not able to run drop-ins you can contact us by:

  • Phone (please do not text us): 07795 110109 on Monday to Friday, between 9am to 3pm.
  • Email: Infantfeeding.team@NHS.net
  • We are also able to offer video calls.

For specialist breastfeeding help please send your name, address, email, phone number and baby’s date of birth by telephone or email:


We provide training for health professionals, including health visiting staff and staff working in specialist services, community networks and drop-in centres.

 

National support and information

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212

National Childbirth Trust (8am-10pm): 0300 330 0771

LA Leche League: 0845 120 2918

Breastfeeding Network: 0300 100 0210

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300 330 5453

UNICEF breastfeeding support for parents

 

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Immunisations

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Immunisations

Over the course of your child's young life, they will receive a few immunisations which will help to protect them from dangerous childhood diseases. 

You can find out more about vaccinations and how old your child will be for each one by visiting the NHS website. 

teamNHFT helps to run the flu vaccination programme in schools each year, and we are on hand to offer advice and reassurance if you are concerned or worried about vaccinations.

Click here to view the Children's Flu Vaccine Information Leaflet [pdf]

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School nurses

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School nurses

Our school nurse team work with children aged between 5 and 19 years old who are attending schools. They offer support on so many different areas of life including:

  • encouraging healthy lifestyle choices
  • support with emotional wellbeing including services such as Chat Health
  • identifying children and young people who may need additiona support

 

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ChatHealth

ChatHealth

Chat Health

Are you 11-19 years old? You can text a school nurse for free, confidential help and advice!

Just text: 07507 329 600 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)

Our school nurse team can offer you advice on:

  • alcohol and drugs
  • body image
  • bullying and cyber bullying
  • exam anxiety
  • family issues
  • healthy eating
  • mental health 
  • relationships
  • self-harm
  • smoking
  • social networking

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We just want to let you know a little bit about confidentiality. Unless you give permission, a School Nurse will not pass on anything you say to anyone else, like parents, teachers, or other students – except in extreme circumstances like if the health, safety or welfare of you or someone else is at significant risk. If we did need to tell someone about something you had told us, we would always try to speak with you first. For our safety and yours we hold information that you tell us on electronic records that can be seen by other healthcare professionals who all follow the same confidentiality rules - this can include your doctor. Records are kept for future use.

Any questions?  Chat to us now click the orange button on the bottom right-hand side of the page

 

Healthy lifestyles and weight management

Healthy lifestyles and weight management

Healthy lifestyles and weight management

Our weight management team is made up of individuals who aim to provide families with healthier habits which they can adapt and embed into their day to day lives. 

You can meet the team in our video:

 

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Confidentiality

Confidentiality

0-19 confidentiality

We just want to let you know a little bit about confidentiality.

 Unless you give permission, the 0-19 team will not pass on anything you say to anyone else. This includes parents, teachers, or similar professionals, unless in extreme circumstances like if the health, safety or welfare of you or your young person or someone else is at significant risk.

If we do need to tell someone about something you had told us, we would always try to speak with you first. For our safety and yours we hold information that you tell us on electronic records that can be seen by other healthcare professionals who all follow the same confidentiality rules - this can include your doctor.

Records are kept for future use.

For more information you can read our privacy notice by clicking here.

If you have any questions you can chat to us now click the orange button on the bottom right-hand side of the page.