Advice and Support

Young Parents and Parents to be - Parenting Support

Service Address Telephone Description Referral (self, any agency, restricted)
Children’s Centres For further information visit the Children's Centre pages on Find contact details for your nearest Centre Each Centre provides a central point where families with children under 5 can access information and advice on early year’s childcare and education, family support, parenting and outreach services, health services and links to employment and training options. Many centres run specific groups for young parents and their children. Find your nearest Centre to see what is happening in your area and how to get involved
Patient / infant Mental Health Service (PIMHS) Bidston & St James Children’s Centre
344 Laird Street
CH41 7AL
0151 651 1190 Offers support to parents or carers of children aged 0-2 who have concerns relating to their child’s emotional development or behaviour, including baby bonding difficulties, sleep, feeding or other behavioural difficulties. By listening to your concerns and thinking with you and your child we can discuss possible ways forward. Any health worker (e.g. Midwife or Health Visitor) can refer you into service
Healthy Start Vouchers Healthy Start Issuing Unit
PO BOX 1067
WA55 1EG
0845 607 6823 If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may be able to get healthy start vouchers worth up to £6.20 a week for you and your child. The vouchers can be spent on milk, fruit, vegetables and infant formula milk at your local shops and supermarkets.

You can also get free vitamins for you and your child.

Pick up application from a health professional i.e. midwife / health visitor or
Apply online at
Health Visiting Service

Health Visiting Manager
0151 514 2888

Bidston Birkenhead Medical Centre
0151 652 1597

Birkenhead & Tranmere
St Catherines
0151 488 7778

Prenton, Oxton & Claughton Townfield Health Centre
0151 488 7560

Rock Ferry Bebington Civic Medical Centre
0151 514 2418

Heswall & Upton Ganneys Meadow Early Years Centre
0151 678 0908

Bebington, Bromborough & Eastham
Treetops Primary Care Centre
0151 327 2411

Greasby & West Kirby
Greasby Clinic
0151 677 3679

Liscard & Seacombe Victoria Community Health Centre
0151 604 7320

Wallasey & New Brighton
St Georges Medical Centre
0151 514 2341

Leasowe & Moreton
Leasowe Primary Care Centre
0151 630 1268

Eastway Children’s Centre
0151 677 6950












Health Visitors are specialists in child health and development, working with parents during their final stages of pregnancy and with families with children under the age of 5. They can help you with specific help e.g. post natal depression, a sleepless baby, weaning, concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and physical and developmental checks for your child. You can phone a health visitor or drop in to any of the clinics


Homestart Wirral Homestart Wirral,
30 Argyle Street,
CH41 6AE

0151 647 8369 or

0800 068 6338


Provides home visiting family support for families with a child under 5 who is finding things difficult. Our support workers visit families once a week for 2-3 hours for as long as the family need support.

Also provides breastfeeding support before and after pregnancy at home, in hospital and over the telephone.

Any agency
Kooth.Com No telephone An on-line counselling and advice service offering a source of help with backup from many different agencies and services. Any Wirral young person aged between 11-25 years can register
Health Services In School (School Nurses) Child Development Centre,
Clatterbridge Hospital,
Clatterbridge Road,
CH63 4JY    
0151 334 4000 ext 5201 Each School has a named School Nurse who leads on the delivery of confidential health care, well being support and advice to young people in Wirral secondary schools. Self
Any Agency
Tranmere Community Project 1 Whitfield Street
CH42 0LR
0151 649 8017 Young Mums To Be Course; A 12 week programme for pregnant 16-19 year olds; you will learn about different stages of your pregnancy, preparation for birth, parenting skills, relationships and building your self esteem and confidence. It is a great way to meet other young mums to be.
You may be eligible for the 16 – 19 bursary.

Young Mums Arts & Crafts Group; come along with your baby and enjoy making different things each week in a relaxed atmosphere.

Peer Educators Programme; As a young parent you will deliver the ‘STAR’ (Support Talk & Reality) project to 13 – 17 year olds, discussing the realities of being a young parent and encourage them to delay early pregnancy.

Young Dad’s Group; An informal group for young Dads to receive support and gain new skills – contact Mark on 07549991693 for further information.

Self referral
Any Agency
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