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How to get help from a health visitor

How to get help from a health visitor

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

Our staff are available to speak to parents between working hours (9-5) Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). You can contact them by ringing our Health Visiting Hub on 01934 533300.

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

For out of hours advice, please ring NHS 111

You will also find lots of helpful information in your red book and on the NHS website.

 

Infant feeding information and guidance

Do I need to speak to a health visitor? A mother's breastfeeding checklist (UNICEF)

How to assess if formula feeding is going well (UNICEF)

Breastfeeding in North Somerset (North Somerset Council) - information about infant feeding with links to evidence based resources and details of local support groups

 

Other useful information

Worried about your mental health?

  • You can call your Health Visitor or GP who will signpost you to appropriate support.
  • This includes organisations like Bluebell, which offers support for those experiencing depression or anxiety relating to pregnancy and birth.
  • You can also self-refer to Vita Minds, which offers free NHS talking therapies.

If you do not feel safe in your relationship please contact your Health Visitor, or you can ring Domestic Abuse FreeFone Support line (DAFFS) on 0800 6949 999. If you are in immediate danger call 999.

 

Coronavirus: Service changes

We have made the difficult decision to suspend the majority of our face-to-face work for the time being.

Contact with families will instead take place over the telephone, wherever possible.

More about service changes and telephone advice line

NHS Choices

For more information about a condition, please visit NHS Choices. 

NHS Choices