A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. A particularly useful service is the counselling they can offer to women who have experienced a miscarriage and those affected by postnatal depression.
Our health visitors are based at the health centre next door. It is often worth talking to your health visitor about any child health, illness, or development problem. This may well save you needing to see the doctor.
To contact the health visitors, telephone 01462 684731 between 09:00 - 12:00.