|Service||Address||Telephone||Description||Referral (self, any agency, restricted)|
|Children’s Centres||For further information visit the Children's Centre pages on www.wirral.gov||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
|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
|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 www.healthystart.nhs.uk
|Health Visiting Service||
Health Visiting Manager
Bidston Birkenhead Medical Centre
Birkenhead & Tranmere
Prenton, Oxton & Claughton Townfield Health Centre
Rock Ferry Bebington Civic Medical Centre
Heswall & Upton Ganneys Meadow Early Years Centre
Bebington, Bromborough & Eastham
Greasby & West Kirby
Liscard & Seacombe Victoria Community Health Centre
Wallasey & New Brighton
Leasowe & Moreton
Eastway Children’s Centre
|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,
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.
|Kooth.Com||www.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,
|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
|Tranmere Community Project||1 Whitfield Street
|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.