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Health Visiting

The Health Visiting team supports you and your family from the birth of your baby up until your child goes to school.

The School Nursing team supports you and your family from when your child starts school up until they are 19 years old.  

Visit the pages and links below to find advice, tips and information:

Watch the video about how the Health Visiting team supports families.

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Infant feeding including breastfeeding

For help with feeding your baby including breastfeeding tips, advice and support available, please visit our infant feeding page

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Advice Line

The Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line on 01883 340 922 is available from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and provides support on all aspects of child health, development and parenting.

Your emotional wellbeing

You may feel emotional after having your baby which might include anxiety and feeling low.

If you feel you need additional emotional advice or support please speak to your health visiting team or contact our Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line.

You can also find emotional wellbeing advice, support and information through the Surrey perinatal mental health service

Watch the video about the Surrey Perinatal Mental Health Service.

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What is a health visitor?

Health visitors are registered nurses who have completed additional specialist training in public health.

They work in partnership with general practitioners (GPs), midwives, nurseries, schools, and voluntary organisations.

The team also supports families where there are additional health, emotional or social needs and work closely with Surrey Safeguarding Children’s Board to help protect children across Surrey.

You will be contacted by the Health Visiting team before and after the birth of your baby.

Vitamin D and Healthy Start Vitamins

Do you know why Vitamin D supplements are important for you and your child?

Please read more on our Vitamin D page where you can also find information about Healthy Start vitamins.

Your safety

If you and/or your children are scared, frightened, being controlled or hurt by someone you know or live with please contact:

In an emergency, call 999.

Visit the Healthy Surrey website for advice, advocacy, practical help and support.

Local community support

The Health Visiting team will tell you about the support available for you in your local community including: