0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service
Like many services we have put a lot of work into improving our website and self care resources section. We have also introduced a parents to be online resource section. https://www.wchc.nhs.uk/services/wirral-0-19-health-and-wellbeing-service/
The 0-19 Health and Wellbeing service has been developed in partnership with young people and local families and includes:
- support from our health visiting and family nurse partnership team
- infant feeding support
- school nursing and immunisations
- work with primary and secondary schools on nutrition, oral health and contraception
- weight management support for children, young people and their families
- targeted work around drugs, alcohol and smoking
- support for young carers
Delivered across Wirral our service provides children, young people and families with:
- personal, informative, tailored advice and support
- emotional health and wellbeing support
- a range of community clinics
- drop-in support
- flexible opening times
- dedicated young people’s clinics
Over the coming months our teams will be out and about at events to promote our new service and information will be appearing on the sides of buses, on posters and in leaflets and in the local press and magazines.
Wirral 0-19 is now in full reset and restore following the COVID pandemic and pleased to be seeing more and more families face to face in their own homes for assessments and support. We are using our centralised duty team for information coming into the service and then the right information is transferred to our nine neighbourhood teams, Wallasey A, B and C, West A and B, South A and B and Birkenhead A, B. We triage all referrals through the duty service and ensure that allocation is to the right team and with the right priority. We also support an advice line offering timely support for any questions with the contact number 0151 514 0219.
Our current themes for support are emotional health and well-being for our young people returning to normal routines and managing anxieties around the return. Another key theme has been offering support around sleep and the again the routines associated with this. Our Chat health service is a new service offering support via text for children / young people aged 11-19. The contact number for this is 07480635538.
The ADHD paediatrician referrals pre-diagnostic pathways have had some delays to the normal expected waiting times, with a particular pressure around classroom observations and QB testing. We are offering additional timeslots with extended sessions in the evening and weekend to work through these. We understand the impact of any delays for children / young people and recognise that some additional support may be needed – if you are a parent/carer or have made a referral as a professional and feel that the impact for the child has increased or that the young person requires additional support please contact our duty teams for further advice.
BOOM! The Book – free book for children and families
The COVID‐19 pandemic and associated lockdowns are impacting all children. For vulnerable groups of children, who already experience poorer health and well‐being, these impacts are amplified. A desire to support children through this pandemic led to a not-for-profit collaboration between a public health doctor, a child psychiatrist, a children’s writer, an illustrator and a graphic designer. To help with emotions, mental health and wellbeing during and post-lockdown, they developed a children’s book to help make sense of this challenging time in all our lives. It’s a beautifully illustrated story of a family whose emotions get them all tied up in knots – and how they manage to work through it together.
Parents’ Toolkit: SEND BBC Bitesize
SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.
- Wirral, United Kingdom
- 0151 514 0219
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