Healthy Family Teams

Healthy Family Teams

Healthy Family Teams are part of the Healthy Families Programme.

This brings together care provided by the Specialist Public Health Practitioners and their teams. These used to be known as Health Visitors and School Nurses. It also includes the Family Nurse Partnership Programme for young parents and the National Child Measurement Programme.

Each team of practitioners and support staff have responsibility for a certain area and work across the 0-19 years age. These are known as ‘Healthy Family Teams’.

They work closely with local GP practices, early years settings, schools, midwives, children’s centres, social care, and other services in each area. They make sure there are good links and that, when required, parents and young people can be offered the full range of support they may need.

This service is provided to all families living in Nottinghamshire with a child between 0-19 years old. It also covers expectant mums and young people attending Nottinghamshire schools up to the age of 19 years.

We cover Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark & Sherwood, and Rushcliffe.


Routine healthy child development reviews

Routine healthy child development reviews will be offered to all children and their carer’s at Antenatal, Birth to 14 days, 6-8 weeks, 1 year and 2- 2½ years.

We send information to parents/carers on our services at year 1 and year 7 and carry out a review via a digital health questionnaire at year 9.

Appointments may be offered in community venues, schools or at home.

About us

There are 20 locally based ‘Healthy Family Teams’ across the County which are central to the Healthy Families Programme. Children, young people, and families will receive care from this service. This covers from before birth to their late teens when they need it. This is regardless of where they live in Nottinghamshire.

A Specialist Public Health Practitioner leads each Healthy Family Team. Other staff in the teams are Public Health Practitioners, Senior Assistant Public Health Practitioners, Assistant Public Health Practitioners, Community Health Assistants, Screening Assistants and Administrators. By working together, each Healthy Family Teams member will support families and children in different ways. This depends on the type of help required.

This service works 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but can also work out of hours (Monday to Friday) if required.

Useful links and external services

Recap Health

Recap Health is web site developed by Nottinghamshire Healthcare which enables health and social care workers working with the Trust to send digital information for health, wellbeing and recovery. Patients, carers or professional supporters (e.g. school/care home staff) connected to Nottinghamshire Healthcare can register online.

An account set up by your healthcare professional is required before you can acces Recap Health.

Click here to access your Recap health account.

If you do not have a Recap health account, please ask your healthcare professional to set up an account on your behalf.


Notts Help Yourself

Notts Help Yourself provides information about a whole range of organisations and services including activities, groups and events in your local community, childcare providers, support for children and young people aged 0 – 25 with a special educational need and/or a disability, health and social care information and support for adults and children, and workplace health schemes.


Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is a BBC website to help you develop your child's communication skills, with simple activities and play ideas.


External organisations offering various help and support

ABL (A Better Life) offering the Your Health Your Way service supports weight loss for children and families and smoking cessation.

BEAT eating disorders helpline is a national helpline to encourage and empower people to get help quickly for eating disorders.

Be U Notts provides early mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people in Nottinghamshire.

C Card Nottinghamshire is a free condom and sexual health advice service for young people aged up to 25. Young people can get condoms, lubricants and advice on sex, STIs and relationships.

CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) is a confidential counselling service for children and young people in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Change4Life provides help for families to eat well, move more and live longer.

CGL (Change Grow Live)  offers advice and support covering alcohol, drugs, health and wellbeing, mental health support and stopping smoking.

Family Lives is a charity helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

Insight Healthcare offers free talking therapies for people feeling low, anxious, stressed or unable to cope.

Mermaids provides family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

My-Sexual-Health offers free and confidential sexual health screening, treatment, information and advice for mid-Nottinghamshire, including Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark.

NottAloneoffers local mental health advice, help and support for people aged under 25, parents and carers, and professionals who work with and support young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid provides a safe environment for women/girls experiencing domestic abuse.

Small Steps Service Nottinghamshire gives early support to families of children and young people displaying behaviours that cause concern or challenge including those where there is no formal diagnosis of ASD or ADHD, but where behaviours may be indicative or characteristic of these conditions. Also, for families of children and young people diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD.

Spectrum WASP (We Are Special People) is a support group for parents with children/young people with special and additional needs.

TriHealth Bassetlaw offers contraception and sexual health services for Worksop and Retford.

We R Here gives free counselling and support for anyone who has had a traumatic life experience.

Young Minds provides support for children and young people’s mental health, as well as help for parents and carers.

Winston’s Wish is a charity supporting children and young people who experience bereavement.

Health for Under 5s

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The Health for Under 5s website covers early years settings. It provides extra details and resources to help with the health and well-being of children in your care.

It features a Nottinghamshire section. This has a Service Finder section with details of local specialist support. There are contact details for your health visiting service. You can find local advice and events here.

It provides health professionals with extra information and resources. This ensures the best quality of care for children and families.


Health for Kids

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The Health for Kids website helps give your child the best possible start in life. It has health advice to help your children grow and flourish.

For grown-ups, it offers advice on healthy bodies, healthy minds, health issues and getting help.

It features a Nottinghamshire section with local news, help in finding a service, as well as details of the Healthy Family Teams.

And it features an interactive kids site covering health, feelings, illness and getting help, along with some fun and educational games to play.


Health for Teens

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The Health for Teens website is an easy way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health.

It has details on lots of physical and emotional health topics for teenagers. Topics include healthy eating, body image, managing stress, advice on relationships, puberty and sexuality.

Users can find out about support from local services in a Nottinghamshire section. This includes contact details if you need to talk to someone. There is also other local advice and information.


Family Nurse Partnership

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The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme is an evidence based home visiting service providing on-going, intensive support to first-time teenage mothers and their babies (plus partners and other family members, with mother's permission). Structured home visits are delivered by highly trained Family Nurses and start in early pregnancy, continuing until the child's second birthday.


Breastfeeding and infant feeding support

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The Healthy Family Team offers antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support to mums and mums-to-be. This can be in the home, health centres or in children's centres. There are also volunteer breastfeeding peer supporters who help to run the breastfeeding groups as well as offering information and support to mums-to-be in the antenatal period.




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