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:
- 10-14 days visit after your baby's birth
- 6-8 week health review for mother and baby
- 10-12 month health review
- 2 year review (at 27 months)
You can watch our video about how the Health Visiting team can support you on the Children and Family Health Surrey YouTube channel.
You can also watch a video about how health visitors support families on the Institute of Health Visiting website.
For help with feeding your baby including breastfeeding tips, advice and support available, please visit our infant feeding page.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Healthy Start Scheme.
If you and/or your children are scared, frightened, being controlled or hurt by someone you know or live with please contact:
- Surrey Domestic Abuse Helpline on 01483 776 822 (9am to 9pm, 7 days a week)
- Surrey-wide 0-19 Advice Line on 01883 340 922 (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays) to contact the Health Visiting team
- Your GP
In an emergency, call 999.
Visit the Healthy Surrey website for advice, advocacy, practical help and support.
The Health Visiting team will tell you about the support available for you in your local community including:
Do you have children under the age of six? Have you seen a health visitor or used other NHS community health services for children aged 0-5 in the last year?
If so, the independently run Birth to Five Years Community Health Partnership would love to hear about your experiences and to put your feedback to work on improving services for everyone.
You can find out more about your local area group on their Facebook page or email your local Lay Chair if you’d like to talk to someone directly.
- North East Surrey: Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, and Spelthorne Facebook page or email the Lay Chair
- North West Surrey: Runnymede, Surrey Heath, Woking Facebook page or email the Lay Chair
- South East Surrey: Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, and Tandridge Facebook page or email the Lay Chair
- South West Surrey: Guildford and Waverley Facebook page or email the Lay Chair
To find out more about Birth to Five Years Community Health Partnership visit the Surrey Heartlands website.