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Health Visiting South Gloucestershire

Health Visiting South Gloucestershire

The health visiting service in South Gloucestershire  is made up of health visitors and nursery nurses who work in the community with children and families from the antenatal period until they go to school. The service offers support for parents of all children (from pregnancy to age five), whatever their circumstances.
 

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health for children, young people and families. They work alongside families offering support and information around parenthood and early parenting. Their training in public health enables them to provide evidence based support and information on a wide range of topics that can affect the health and wellbeing of families.

Community Nursery Nurses

Community nursery nurses also work alongside families using their knowledge of child development to help support parents to understand their child’s behavior, build a loving relationship with their child and enjoy their parenting journey.

 

How can I speak with a Health Visitor during the current restrictions due to Covid-19?

  • Cadbury Heath/Kingswood Team: 0300 124 5498
  • Yate Team: 0300 124 5862
  • Thornbury/Patchway/Filton Team: 0300 125 5970
  • Emersons Green Team: 0117 957 6914

Please get in touch with any questions or concerns at all – we look forward to hearing from you.
 

When will I see a member of my Health Visiting Team?

Please see our health visiting leaflet which has information about when you will see a health visitor or community nursery nurse.

Please note your health visitor will visit you in your home when you are pregnant and after your baby is born. Due to COVID 19 however, some contact points and support from the health visiting service will be offered via video link or phone.

*Our baby hubs are currently being re-opened for babies at 8 and 10 weeks by invitation only. If you are feeling anxious about not being able to weigh your baby, please phone one of the health visiting team numbers above to talk this through*
 

Useful documents and resources

PDF icon Useful resources for parents in South Gloucestershire

PDF icon South Gloucestershire Health Visiting Leaflet

 

Infant feeding information and guidance

PDF iconDo I need to speak to a health visitor? A mother's breastfeeding checklist

PDF iconHow to assess if breastfeeding is going well

PDF iconHow to assess if formula feeding is going well

Barnardo's breastfeeding services in South Gloucestershire >

Resources and information on birth and infant feeding during the COVID-19 outbreak >
 

Mental health and wellbeing

Bluebell Bump to Baby Wellbeing Guide for parents to find the support they need for their mental health and wellbeing, during pregnancy and after birth