Healthy Together is a universal service from Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust for children and their families from 0-19 in Leicester City.
Your Public Health (School) Nursing Service
Public Health (School) Nurses from Healthy Together are available to help you and your child in many different ways. You can find help and support with:
Your Public Health (School) Nursing team can be contacted via your child’s school, or alternatively you can find the contact details by selecting your child’s school from the drop down list on our Health for Kids: Grownups website.
ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service provided by Healthy Together that enables parents and carers to contact their Public Health (School) Nursing team for advice and support. You can get in touch for advice and guidance about any aspect of your child’s physical or emotional health.
Text a Public Health (School) Nurse on: 07520 615 381
The service operates between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. The team aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an immediate message back to confirm your message has been received.
If you need help before you hear back, you should visit your local walk-in centre, GP or call 111. In an emergency, call 999.
Health for Kids enables primary school aged children to learn about health in a fun and interactive way. With different worlds to explore and content, games, videos, quizzes and animations to enjoy across topics including health, feelings, illness and getting help, children can sit and learn with parents, carers, grandparents, siblings and teachers in a fun and safe online environment.
Visit Health for Kids at: www.healthforkids.co.uk
Health for Kids: Grownups
Health for Kids: Grownups is an extension of our Health for Kids platform, providing health related advice and information specifically for parents and carers of children aged 5-11. Content is available across many topics around the four main areas of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Health Issues and Getting Help.
Grownups can also access localised information, including news, local services and public health (school) nurse contact details in the dedicated Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area that can be accessed when you first visit the website.
Visit Health for Kids: Grownups- https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/grownups
You can also keep up-to-date with the latest posts, advice and information by following our Health for Kids social platforms:
Free Parenting Courses
The Solihull Approach courses cover concerns that parents often face with children, from before they are born to early adulthood, including physical and mental health, understanding their feelings and how to build better relationships.
The courses include the same content as you would receive in a typical face-to-face parenting group run by health visitors. They are available in 108 languages, with voiceovers in English and Urdu. Each course has a number of different components, and they can be accessed at any time and any place.
The courses include:
• Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
• Understanding your baby
• Understanding your child - 0-19 years
• Understanding your child with additional needs
• Understanding the impact of the pandemic on your teenager
• Understanding your teenager's brain
• Understanding your brain
• Understanding your child's feelings
• Understanding your child's mental health and wellbeing
• Understanding your relationships
• Further courses are currently in development, including a specific course for supporting children and young people with possible neurodevelopmental conditions.
All courses are free to access for anyone with an LLR postcode – it just requires users to create an account to access them – and they are available for the next two years.
More details, including how to register and access the courses, are available at: https://solihullapproachparenting.com/online-courses-leicestershire
For more information please see: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/news/new-free-online-courses-for-parents-in-leicester-leicestershire-and-rutland/