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The 0-19 Healthy Child Programme offers every child a schedule of health and development reviews, screening tests, immunisations, health promotion and support for parents/carers tailored to their needs, with additional support when needed and at key times. The St Helens Healthy Child Programme consists of the following services for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families and is delivered by a team of Public Health Nurses:
The Early Years Offer is lead by the Health Visiting Service who provide expert health assessments, advice, support and interventions to children aged 0-5 and their families. The service provides:
To access the Health Visiting Service, please ask your GP
The Family Nurse Partnership programme is for first time mums under the age of 20 and is offered from early pregnancy until their child reaches the age of 2. Delivered by specially trained nurses, the programme aims to improve pregnancy outcomes and the child's health and development.
Women who are under 20 and expecting their first baby are invited to join the programme if they are less than 28 weeks pregnant. Referrals from any source and self-referrals are accepted.
The School Age Offer is lead by the School Nursing Service and aims to provide holistic health and wellbeing services to 5-19 year old children and young people who live in St Helens or attend a school or college in St Helens. The service provides: