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Health Visiting Service - Useful links

Start 4 Life

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative

Family Information Service

Did you know you can now find us on Facebook? ‘Like’ us to find out about different aspects of child and family health and development - https://www.facebook.com/leedshealthvisitingservice/

NHS choices is a fantastic resource if you are pregnant, have recently had a new baby or have an older child. You can explore many aspects of parent and child health using their Pregnancy and Baby guide - http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx

HENRY (Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really Young), is a charity that is passionate about babies and young children having a healthy start in life. This means helping the whole family make positive changes to their lifestyle and building healthier communities. Find healthy recipes, or play ideas for you and your family at http://www.henry.org.uk/homepage/resources/healthy-recipes/

If you’d like to find out more about healthy eating, the dietary needs of your child and positive mealtime behaviours, visit the Infant and Toddler Forum, where you can access evidence based information and helpful factsheets - http://www.infantandtoddlerforum.org/

For information about childcare options, health and education information or groups and activities for you and your child in Leeds, the Family Information Service provide details of services local to you - http://familyinformation.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Have you downloaded the new Baby Buddy app? The app provides personalised content from pregnancy, through to your baby being 6 months old and aims to support you in giving your child the best beginning in life - https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/about-baby-buddy

Leeds Children’s Centres give advice and information on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Some centres also provide groups, early learning and childcare options for pre-school children. Search for your local children’s centre - https://www.gov.uk/find-sure-start-childrens-centre

Did you know that home is the place where most children under five are likely to have an accident? Accidents can happen easily, especially when your child is keen to explore. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents have created a parent hub – giving you age specific ideas and tips for keeping your child safer, and minimising the risk of an accident occurring - http://www.rospa.com/resources/hubs/parents/

The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death - http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/LThome

Find breastfeeding support and groups in Leeds - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Breastfeeding%20support%20groups.pdf

The Leeds Health Visiting Service are fully committed to supporting fathers and their role in parenthood. The Fatherhood Institute aims to promote a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures in their lives - http://www.fatherhoodinstitute.org/

Getting babies healthy and active from birth gets them off to the best start in life. Find out about getting your baby into healthy habits early, which reduces their risk of poor health later on, with Start4Life - https://www.nhs.uk/start4life

If you’re a parent, grandparent of carer for a baby or child, St John’s Ambulance provide useful first aid information, from high temperatures to managing choking - https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice/first-aid-for-parents.aspx

Are you thinking of becoming more active? Maybe you’d like to become a healthier weight or just feel fitter. Leeds Girls Can promotes and supports women getting involved in different sports and activities in and around Leeds – find out what’s happening local to you - http://leedsgirlscan.co.uk/

Every year more and more people quit smoking, and enjoy the better health, wealth, lifestyle and life expectancy this can bring. Getting NHS support really works – it can be four times more successful than going it alone. Find stop smoking services near you - http://www.oneyouleeds.org.uk/pages/information-on-stopping-smoking

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business. If you have a concern about a child’s wellbeing or safety that you’d like to report, you can find the contact details here - http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/report-a-child-protection-concern.aspx


If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS β€œFriends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

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