Healthy Stockport websiteKeeping well and healthy

Good physical and mental health is key to a happy, healthy and long life. Keeping well and healthy starts even before a baby is born, with regular midwifery contact and continues as a baby develops through their pre-school years. Your Health Visiting service provides development assessments at key points to ensure you have all the support your child needs in terms of their health and development.

There are many ways to keep your child happy and healthy both physically and mentally. A balanced, varied diet, lots of fun physical activity indoor and outdoor and creative play is all essential as your child grows and develops.

Good parent and carer mental health is just as important, so looking after your mental health and enjoying a loving and caring relationship with your child is a very important aspect of parenting. Your midwife and health visitor can support you and your family with any mental health issues you may be experiencing and help you to access specialist support if you need it.

Equally, your physical health is important so if you need help with things like stopping smoking or losing weight then speak to your GP.

Children who have good physical and mental health do better at school, are able to form healthy relationships with other children and others around them as they get older. At home guidance created to support parents and carers to get their young children moving Physical Development 10 top tips for families https://www.greatersport.co.uk/news/new-at-home-guidance-created-to-support-parents-and-carers-to-get-their-little-ones-moving

There are lots of ways to keep healthy and well as a family. Developing healthy habits in the early years can benefit your child long term. Spending time together, having outside play time and meal times together can all help. Reading books with your child and having a regular bedtime to ensure your child has a good night’s sleep is very beneficial. Keeping screen to time to a minimum in the early years is very important, and recently studies have shown that cutting down screen time can have a positive effect on your child’s physical and social health and help them to spend time in activities that will help them to grow, develop and learn.

To keep your child healthy and well, childhood immunisations are important to prevent your child becoming ill with certain infections, and learning about first aid and coping with minor ailments can also help you to deal with your child if they are not well. Having regular dental check-ups and cleaning your child’s teeth ensures that your child will have good dental health. You can talk to your health visitor about these services.

Having lots of interests, work and volunteering have all been shown to have a positive impact on parents and their children. Taking your child to social events and groups is beneficial, and letting them play and explore a mixture of environments will help their development.

For any support you need with your child’s health and development in the years before they start school then speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP Practice.

Vaccine in pregnancy

Pregnant? - have your COVID-19 vaccinationContact your GP, midwife or Health Visitor if wish to book an appointment or would like some further advice or support.

https://www.rcm.org.uk/vaccine-facts/

Keeping well and healthy

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Good physical and mental health is key to a happy, healthy and long life. Keeping well and healthy starts even before a baby is born, with regular midwifery contact and continues as a baby develops through their pre-school years. Your Health Visiting service provides development assessments at key points to ensure you have all the support your child needs in terms of their health and development.

There are many ways to keep your child happy and healthy both physically and mentally. A balanced, varied diet, lots of fun physical activity indoor and outdoor and creative play is all essential as your child grows and develops.

Good parent and carer mental health is just as important, so looking after your mental health and enjoying a loving and caring relationship with your child is a very important aspect of parenting. Your midwife and health visitor can support you and your family with any mental health issues you may be experiencing and help you to access specialist support if you need it.

Equally, your physical health is important so if you need help with things like stopping smoking or losing weight then speak to your GP.

Children who have good physical and mental health do better at school, are able to form healthy relationships with other children and others around them as they get older.

There are lots of ways to keep healthy and well as a family. Developing healthy habits in the early years can benefit your child long term. Spending time together, having outside play time and meal times together can all help. Reading books with your child and having a regular bedtime to ensure your child has a good night’s sleep is very beneficial. Keeping screen to time to a minimum in the early years is very important, and recently studies have shown that cutting down screen time can have a positive effect on your child’s physical and social health and help them to spend time in activities that will help them to grow, develop and learn.

To keep your child healthy and well, childhood immunisations are important to prevent your child becoming ill with certain infections, and learning about first aid and coping with minor ailments can also help you to deal with your child if they are not well. Having regular dental check-ups and cleaning your child’s teeth ensures that your child will have good dental health. You can talk to your health visitor about these services.

Having lots of interests, work and volunteering have all been shown to have a positive impact on parents and their children. Taking your child to social events and groups is beneficial, and letting them play and explore a mixture of environments will help their development.

For any support you need with your child’s health and development in the years before they start school then speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP Practice.

Vaccine in pregnancy

Pregnant? - have your COVID-19 vaccinationContact your GP, midwife or Health Visitor if wish to book an appointment or would like some further advice or support.

https://www.rcm.org.uk/vaccine-facts/

School nursing and getting your child ready for school

Once your child starts in Reception they transition from the Health Visiting Service to the School Nursing Service. The School Nurses are here to support the health and wellbeing of your child through their school journey. Your child will continue to be under the care of the School Nursing Service until they leave school at the end of year 11.

School nurses provide early help and support which is readily available when required. We offer a confidential service where the school nurse is able to offer advice and support to children, young people and their families.

In Stockport there are four school nursing locality teams, each of which consist of qualified nurses and specialist practitioners who are supported by school nurse assistants who are trained and experienced in working with children and young people.

Each School is allocated a School Nurse and schools will be aware of who their school nurse is, this ensures you and your child see the same School Nurse providing continuity of care.

The School Nurse service works in partnership with other health services, social care and education professionals, bringing together a wide range of agencies to ensure accessibility to all as and when needed.

How can the School Nurse support your child and family?

  • Height and Weight screening in reception and year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Hearing tests in reception
  • Continence support and referrals to the continence service
  • Completing individual health care plans in school.
  • Provide health and wellbeing advice
  • Child protection and safeguarding processes
  • Headlice support
  • Supporting with emotional health and wellbeing
  • Support for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities
  • We can complete referrals to other health services such as paediatricians, dieticians and CAMHS
  • In high school we deliver the National Immunisation Programme

How to contact the School Nurses:

School Nurse Advice line – 0161 835 6789

Cheadle and Bramhall 0161 835 6087

Stepping Hill and Victoria 0161 835 6076

Marple and Werneth 0161 204 5181

Heatons and Team Valley 0161 835 6759

School Nurse Advice line – 0161 835 6789

Cheadle and Bramhall 0161 835 6087

Stepping Hill and Victoria 0161 835 6076

Marple and Werneth 0161 204 5181

Heatons and Team Valley 0161 835 6759

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