Parenting & Family Health
This page contains links to sites providing information about parenting & family health that you may use to undertake your own research on a topic and try out some of the activities they offer.
However if you would prefer to have support from a member of the Health & Wellbeing Team to provide guidance about the topic or learn more about healthy living, join a group programme, get access to resources, or have a one-to-one session with a health coach, then contact the team by clicking on the link below.
I would like to contact a member of the Health & wellbeing Team.
The Waterside Primary Care Network Health & Wellbeing Team have introduced a drop-in postnatal support group for all mums within the Waterside area.
It is a free drop-in support group to provide guidance and
assistance about caring for you and your baby - dads and
partners are welcome too ....
held every Monday from 10am until 12noon at St Andrew’s
Church Beaulieu Road, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4PT in the
Rainbow Room (except for Bank Holidays)
There is a large, free, car park behind the church (Oak Road Car Park), with easy access to the church via the footpath - the church is also on the bus route.
Listed below are the topics planned for the sessions which will take place from 12-1pm in the Rainbow Room at St Andrew's Church on the following days:
12th Jun Different ways to interact with your baby. Your baby’s social brain development.
26th Jun Sleep, rest, and self-nurturing
10th Jul Using slings/carriers. Swaddling and safe sleeping.
24th Jul Mental health & wellbeing, communication with your partner.
14th Aug Baby Milestones – what to expect from your baby
4th Sep Postnatal exercises, guidelines and posture, aches & pains
18th Sep Introducing solids
2nd Oct Mummy tummy (Diastasis Recti) and C-section recovery
16th Oct Postnatal nutrition and weight loss
30th Oct Incontinence and pelvic floor recovery
Please note ~ due to the high demand for the postnatal support group, we are offering another support group on Wednesday's from 11am-1pm in the Hythe Library from 5th July 2023 for those people who are unable to attend the group held on Monday.
For more details about the group and contact information click on the link below
Guidance on routine child vaccinations.
It is important that your baby or child has their routine vaccinations. Vaccinations protect your child against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in our community. We recommend that you book your child in for their next injections when they are due – see details by clicking here.
You will also be reminded by the Child Health Department at the appropriate time and informed of the immunisations required. We have morning and afternoon clinics run by our specially trained Practice Nursing staff. Please bring your child's Personal Health Record Book to the appointment.
If you are unable to attend your child’s immunisation appointment and need to ask someone else to bring your child to their appointment, please print off and sign this form to enable us to vaccinate your child. Consent form - Immunisation of patients under 16years of age 05.doc
It can be confusing knowing when and how to start introducing your baby to solid foods alongside their usual breast milk or infant formula. The baby weaning process starts when your baby is around 6 months old.
Click on the image to go to the website that helps to guide you through the weaning journey and explain what it all means. It includes expert NHS advice, helpful videos, tips from expert NHS advice, helpful videos, tips from other parents, and lots of simple, healthy weaning recipe and meal ideas.
Before making an appointment to see your GP there may be some other ways you are able to find information and help about what it is that concerns you. See the sections below to find out what is available.
Health & Wellbeing for adults & Young people
Find out why it's important to keep a healthy body and healthy mind, and how you are able to get help. Click on the word map to find out more.
Keeping your child safe & well
A major concern for parents is how to keep their children safe & well and what action to take if they have concerns about the health of a child.
Find out more about common childhood ailments and the action you may take by using the information on the 'Healthier Together website by clicking on the image on the right. When you are on this new page click on the issue in which you are interested.
Keeping fit & Healthy can be fun. Go to the Healthy Steps website by clicking on the image above and complete the survey to find the right steps you could consider to improve the health of your family..
What is Healthy Steps about?
These days, 'modern life' can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to, but it doesn't have to be this way.
Worried about your family's sugar intake? Concerned about eating well on a budget? Is it hard getting the kids to eat their 5 A Day?
Take our short quiz to find out which one of our 8-week email journeys is right for you.
Whether it's healthier snacking, cutting back sugar, meal planning, or upping your 5 A Day, you'll get easy tips from nutrition experts and other parents, Disney themed games, fun challenges and budget-friendly recipes delivered to your inbox.
The NHS 'Healthier Together' website has a wide range of information about how to improve & maintain your health and that of your family. Click on the image on the left to find out more. When finished click the back button to return to this page
How about the teenager in your life?
Being a teenager may have its difficulties, but being the parent of a teenager growing into a young adult can sometimes have its problems especially around health issues. The 'Health Matters' website offers some helpful advice and you may find out more by clicking on the image on the left.
ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19. It allows young people to easily and anonymously get in touch with a healthcare professional for advice and support.
You’ll see below the number to text ChatHealth in Hampshire if you want to get in touch for advice about any aspect of your physical or emotional health.
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Text: 07520 615720
The service is available Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.
Click on the 'Chat Health' image to find out more about the areas that you may ask about.
Hampshire Healthy Families
Hampshire Healthy Families website is accessible to families, young people and partners with a range of information and peer support for all ages including video appointments, parenting webinars and online groups. Click on the image on the right to go to the Hampshire Healthy Families website.