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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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What is Healthy Together?

Healthy Together is the new name for our 0-19 public health programme services (including health visiting and school nursing) for children, young people and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It is delivered alongside some partner organisations.

Support from a public health nurse

Healthy Together delivers the following universal contacts:

• Antenatal period 28 – 36 weeks

• New Birth Review 10 – 14 days

• 6 weeks contact in addition to the contact undertaken by the GP

• 10 – 12 month contact

• 21/4 contact

Once a child starts school, we assess their health and wellbeing at key points in their school life:

• In Reception

• In Years 7, 9 and 11.

Healthy Together practitioners, working closely with midwives and children centre colleagues, offer a 5 week antenal programme and a group session for advice on weaning and your infant's needs at 4 months.

Targeted packages of care

Our highly-trained public health nurses deliver targeted packages of care (which we call 'universal plus' services) which respond to identified needs. For example, advice and support relating to nutrition and diet, emotional health, breastfeeding, post-natal depression, speech delay in children, parenting, sexual health and drugs. If you or your child need further support from another agency, we are also able to refer directly on your behalf.

You public health nurse may see you at home or in clinic. Advice clinics are also available by appointment and schools offer drop-in sessions for parents.

Text us for confidential advice

You can text a Healthy Together public health nurse for confidential advice about parenting, your child’s behaviour, child development, emotional health and wellbeing, or just for general queries about your child’s health, using our secure messaging service Chat Health.

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This service is available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm excluding bank holidays. During this period, messages are responded to within 24 hours. Outside these times, users receive a ‘bounce back’ text message indicating that they will receive a response when the line re-opens.

Chat Health for parents and carers 

Text:
07520 615381 - Leicester City
07520 615382 - Leicestershire County & Rutland

Chat Health for Travelling Families

Text:
07520 615384
 

Chat Health for young people

Text:

07520 615386 - Leicester City
07520 615387 - Leicestershire County & Rutland


Useful Information 

We have created a series of short animations which provide an overview of Healthy Together services for children, young people and families:
 
Healthy Together Parent and Carer Film (primary school age children)

Healthy Together Parent and Carer Film with sexual health information (secondary school age)

Healthy Together Parent and Carer Film without sexual health references (secondary school age)

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