The Families' Health and Wellbeing Service are offering virtual group sessions on a range of subjects; including ‘Moving on to Solid Foods', 'Amazing Babies, Amazing Brains', 'Infant Feeding', 'Safer Sleep' and 'Toilet Training'.  The sessions will be facilitated by Health Visitors, who will share information and aim to answer any questions you may have.  

Our friendly, informal virtual groups are open to parents and carers living in Staffordshire.   

virtual group laptop.pngThe groups are delivered over Microsoft Teams.  You'll need a smartphone, tablet or laptop and a valid email address. We do recommend, if possible, that you join via a laptop or tablet to enable you to participate in the 'chat text' option.  

To ensure your safety we will need to check the NHS number of either you or your baby; you will be asked to enter this at the time of booking.  

 

Available Sessions:

Duration: 2 hours
Price: Free

pregnant.jpgIn this workshop we will give you evidence based information to help you make your own decisions about how to feed your baby. As well as the different feeding options we will also talk about feeding cues, responsive feeding, signs your baby is feeding well, baby development, normal infant behaviour, normal infant sleep, 4th trimester and much more.

Recommended for expectant parents and carers.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further reading: Infant Feeding Support webpages

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

baby-1271742_1920.jpgA workshop designed for parents and carers to find out more about safer sleep practices based on guidance from the Lullaby Trust. We will talk about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and how to reduce the risks. We will discuss bedding, bed sharing, swaddling, sleep equipment, baby wearing, car seat safety, safety away from home, knowing where to get advice if your baby is unwell, normal infant sleep, normal infant crying, coping with crying and where to go for more information.

Recommended for parents and carers from before birth until one year old.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further reading: You child 0-5 years webpages

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

th_YourChild0-5.jpgFind our how amazing babies really are and what they are trying to tell us. Learn about how babys brains develop and what you can do to support them.

Recommended for parents and carers from before birth until six months old.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further Reading: Your child 0-5 years

Duration: 2 hours
Price: Free

reading to baby.jpgSuitable for parents/carers of babies aged from five months until one year.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further Reading: Your child 0-5 years

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Dentist and baby 2 w logo.jpgAn online session exploring the causes of tooth decay and how to prevent it. 

Recommended for parents and carers of babies and children over the age of three months.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further Reading: Your child 0-5 years

Duration: 2 hours
Price: Free

baby eating melon.jpgDiscover when, what and how to introduce solid foods to your baby.

Recommended for parents and carers of babies aged four months and over.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further reading: Infant Feeding Support pages

Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

If you are thinking about starting toilet training or wondering when you should start, then we have got top tips to help you start off the right way. What to do before you start, how to start, what to do if things don't go the way you imagined. 

Recommended for parents and carers of babies and children over the age of 6 months.

To book into a session please click on the date you wish to attend:

There are currently no sessions available to book.

Further Reading: Your child 0-5 years

Health Visiting and School Nursing Contact Details

East Hub

(covering East Staffs, Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Tamworth)

Freephone 0808 178 0611 Option 1

Chat Health Text Messaging Service

Parents/Carers text: 07520 615722

For young people living in Staffordshire, text 07520 615721

West Hub

(covering Moorlands, Newcastle, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Stone)

Freephone 0808 178 0611 Option 1

Chat Health Text Messaging Service

Parents/Carers text: 07520 615722

For young people living in Staffordshire, text 07520 615721 

Stoke Hub

(covering all localities in Stoke-on-Trent) 

Freephone  0808 178 3374

Chat Health Text Messaging Service

Parents/Carers text: 07312 277161

For young people living in Stoke-on-Trent, text: 07520 615723