Parenting & Family Health

Guidance to keep you safe when bringing your child for vaccinations. 

While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you book your child in for their next injections when they are due – see for details.

To see further guidance about safety in attending for a child's vaccination during the Covid19 pandemic click on the picture on the right.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping fit & Healthy can be fun. Go to the Change4life website by clicking on the image above.

What is Change4Life


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. Take the first step towards getting yourself or your kids eating well, moving more and living longer by exploring the activities and food information on the Change4life website and enjoying some shared family fun.

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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.

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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 image on the left 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.