Support for children, young people and families

Our 0-19 team works with children, young people and families in Kirklees supporting you and your child to improve your health and avoid illness.

We provide a series of health support for children and families starting before the birth of your child, through their early years and right up to age 19. Services provided by the Thriving Kirklees 0-19 Team include:

  • Health Visiting
  • School Nursing
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Family Nurse Partnership

Depending on the level of support you need you will receive a variety of contacts – from interventions for the families with most need, to universal services (available to everyone) for those with fewer needs.

Clinical services are provided by qualified Health Visitors and School Nurses. They are supported by Child Development Practitoners, Staff Nurses and support staff.

Alongside these we also have a dedicated Immunisation Team which delivers our immunisation programme for school age children.

Support and advice available

  • Infant feeding (breastfeeding, bottle feeding and introducing solids)
  • Baby Cafés, Self-weigh clinics and Well Baby Clinics
  • Healthy lifestyle and healthy eating advice
  • Behavioural support –  including sleeping, potty training and temper tantrums
  • Emotional support with any aspect of parenting including postnatal depression, violence within the family and bereavement.
  • Helping parents and young people boost their confidence, self-esteem and improve mental health wellbeing
  • The transition from primary to secondary school
  • Medical issues that are affecting a child’s education.

We can also offer non-judgemental advice on a range of public health issues including:

• Smoking
• Drug and alcohol misuse
• Sexual Health
• Obesity and healthy eating

For more information and advice from the team click on one of these links:

Support during pregnancy

Support for children aged 0-4

Support for children aged 5-11

Support for young people aged 12-16

Support for young people aged 16-19

You can also contact the team directly by using the “Request Support” button below or calling 0300 304 5555.

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Baby clinic launch with group of parents, volunteers, staff and babies - providing health advice