Health Visiting Service - St Helens


Who we are
Our friendly team of health visitors are specialist public health trained nurses who hold qualifications and skills in child health and development.

Our aim is to support and guide you through the early years of your parenting journey and help you develop a close and loving relationship with your child. 

We are also able prescribe treatments for common childhood ailments such as thrush, nappy rash and dry skin.

Who is our service for?
We work in the St Helens community, and offer support for pregnant women and families with children below school age.

We visit you at home and in community venues such as health centres and children’s centres, and work closely together with your GP, midwife, hospitals, schools and voluntary services.

What can I talk to my Health Visitor about?
Health visitors are keen to hear your thoughts, feelings and experiences about being a parent – you can talk through any worries you may have. You can talk to your health visitor about any issues which are on your mind, for example lots of parents seek support around:
  • Infant feeding and introducing family foods
  • Understanding your baby's behaviour and how they are developing
  • Adjusting to becoming a parent
  • Family life and difficulties such as postnatal depression
  • Healthy choices such as lifestyle, eating or immunisations
  • Home safety, housing problems, domestic abuse or child abuse
We work with other professionals and practitioners to ensure you get additional expert help if you need it. We will also show you how you can take full advantage of the range of resources that are available to you locally so you can gain support within your own community. We also work closely with local Children's Centres to promote family activities which help build a strong bond with your child. Children's Centres offer a range of services, advice and support for parents and carers.

Hours of Operation for Health Visitors

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding public bank holidays).

What to do out of hours?
If child is unwell please contact your GP or NHS Direct 111.
In an emergency situation please dial 999.


Related links
Your local Children's Centre

St Helens - special educational needs local offer information

Breastfeeding and weaning support

Infant sleeping information source


Lullaby Trust

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Contact us
Contact your local team on the numbers below:


Haydock 0-19 team                                 Woodside Healthcare Centre 
Woodside Road 
Haydock 
WA11 0NA
Tel: 01744 624 321

Moss Bank 0-19 team 
Moss Bank Childrens Centre
Kentmere Avenue
St Helens
WA11 7PQ
Tel: 01744 624 297 


Lowe House 0-19 team
Lowe House 
Crab Street
St Helens
WA10 2BE
Tel: 01744 624 999


Newton 0-19 team
Newton Hospital
Bradlegh Road
Newton-le-Willows
St Helens
Tel: 0151 290 4060


Ashtons Green 0-19 team
Ashtons Green Drive
Parr
St Helens
WA9 2AP
Tel: 01744 626 660

St Helens South 0-19 team
Station House
70/72 Thatto Heath Road
Thatto Heath
WA10 3QS
Tel: 01744 624 925