Some of the services within it are for all children, such as health visiting. Some parts of the Healthy Child Service are targeted to those most in need, such as vulnerable families and children and young people with emotional health and drug and alcohol problems.
The service is most focused on children under six as evidence shows that helping children with their early years development, school readiness and emotional wellbeing gives them the best chance in life. Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 6 years will have a named health visitor.
Healthy Child Service for children 0 to 6 years old
Anyone who is expecting a child or has a child up to the age of 6 will have a named Health Visitor.
Parents and carers can contact their local 0-6 Health Child Service (Health Visiting Team) directly for information by calling 03003 030 916.
Professionals can also contact the service by calling 03003 030 916.
Healthy Child Service for children and young people 6 to 19 years old
The healthy child programme for older children is aimed at those children who:
- need safeguarding support
- need support for emotional wellbeing and resilience and, alongside other local services, in reducing risk taking in young people
- are in care
Parents, carers and young people themselves can access the Emotional Wellbeing and Resilience Service for support and information by calling 03003 030 916.
Information and support for parents, carers and young people
Emotional and mental health
- children’s and young people’s mental health
- improving access to psychological therapies North Yorkshire
- support on bereavement
- support on self harm and thoughts of suicide
- eye tests for children information from the NHS website
- find an optician in your area on the NHS website
- hearing tests for children information from the NHS
- how to test children’s hearing
- National Deaf Children’s Society
Bowel and bladder control (day and night time wetting and poo problems)
- The Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity
- urinary incontinence information from Great Osmond Street Hospital
- bedwetting information from the NHS
- resources for bladder and bowel problems in children from Bladder and Bowel UK
- The British Nutrition Foundation has a wealth of resources and ideas for learning about healthy eating and cooking with children at home
- Change4Life has a huge range of healthy recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, many suitable for cooking with kids, including a recipe app you can download
- BBC Goodfood ideas for cooking with children
- Growing your own fruit and vegetables as well as wildlife ideas for children to try at home from the BBC
- The Royal Horticultural Society provides competitions, ideas and tips for growing fruit and vegetables
- Yorkshire Sport provides ideas with resources for staying healthy for all ages
- Sports and activity ideas from NHS Change4Life to help you inspire your children to stay active at home
- Sport England has a range of activity ideas and links to free online content from yoga to dance
- Our community directory NY Connect includes listings for many activities across the county
- FEAST offer a range of activities, resources, and events to get involved with. From sports and physical activity, to art and crafts, to wellbeing and staying healthy at home
Alcohol and substance misuse
- you can find a range of resources on our drug and alcohol support page
- our Living Well Smokefree service will see anyone from the age of 12 and also provides information on self-help quitting tools
- The Sleep Charity provides advice, education and support for children, teenagers, adults on getting good sleep
- the Safeguarding Children Partnership provides links to a range of support for online safety
- advice on keeping children safe online from the NSPCC
- advice on keep different age groups safe online from Internet Matters
- The Ourplace website offers the Solihull Approach courses to all families living in North Yorkshire. Use the code NYFAMILIES to access the courses