Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service (0-19 years)

The Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Service is a new service within the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust made up of 7 existing services.

For more information on any our services we offer please contact the team:

Contact and location

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Team
Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre
Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA
Tel: 024 7518 9190

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

What we do

We are a voluntary programme for young first time mothers (and their partners), aged 19 years or under. Our specially-trained nurses provide regular home visits, from early pregnancy until your child is aged two. FNP uses methods on attachment, relationships and self-efficacy. Your family nurse will build a trusting and supportive relationship with you and your family, they will guide you so that you will be able to adopt healthier lifestyles for yourself and your baby, provide good care for your baby and toddler, and plan your future.

Your family nurse will help you:

  • increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy
  • improve your child's development
  • build a positive relationship with your baby and others
  • plan for the future
  • make lifestyle choices that gives your child the best possible start in life
  • achieve your aspirations such as finding a job or returning to education

We hope to be able to give everyone a place on the programme, however, if the programme is full you will be supported by other services and your midwife will help with this.

Family Nurse Partnership visits begin before your baby is born, they are weekly for the first six weeks after your baby's birth, and then fortnightly until 21 months. Monthly visits continue until your child is 2 years old.

It’s all voluntary and if there is something you don't want to talk about in a meeting just let your family nurse know. Together you will decide what to cover in each visit and your family nurse is always available to talk through any concerns you have in-between visits.

Dads or partners are welcome to join in if the mum would like them to. You don't have to be in a relationship for dads to attend.

Contact and location

312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA
Tel: +44 (0)2475 189190

Information and related links

Information for pregnancy:

Information for infancy:

Information for toddlerhood:

Health Visiting

What we do

We work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families in the crucial first years of life.

Our community teams offer friendly support and advice and we work closely with GPs, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community.

The service is universal to all children and families, with a wider service to those with additional needs.

Your community

Communities have a range of services provided a number of groups. Health visitors work closely with others to develop services and make sure you know about them.

We can help with:

  • Housing and local services
  • Dealing with community issues

Universal Services - Offered to all

We provide the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your child, ongoing support for parents, and access to a range of community based services and resources. It is a universal service that is offered to all parents and includes:

  • a visit before your baby is born, usually when you are more than 25 weeks pregnant
  • a visit and check when your baby is 11-14 days old
  • a review for you and your baby at 6-8 weeks carried out by your GP
  • a contact when your baby is 3-4 months old
  • a 9-month health review
  • a 2-2 ½ year review, usually carried out by a nursery nurse

Universal Plus - Specific support when you need it

Universal Plus gives parents an expert response from health visitors when specific help is needed. This may be in the case of:

  • Post-natal depression
  • Sleep problems
  • Breastfeeding
  • Other feeding issues
  • Speech development
  • Concerns regarding your child’s behaviour and/or development

Universal Partnership Plus - Ongoing support for families with more complex needs

Universal Partnership Plus provides ongoing support from health visiting teams plus a range of local services that help with more complex issues. These include children’s centre services, other community services including some charities when appropriate, and the Family Nurse Partnership. For example:

  • Families living with disabilities
  • Mental health issues
  • Drug and alcohol related problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Complex family circumstances
  • Support with domestic violence

Contact and Location

Tel: +44 (0)2475 189190

Woodend team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Hillfields and Valley House Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Foleshill and Stoke Team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Coundon Team
1st Floor, Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA

Willenhall Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Tile Hill Team
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA

Related links

Start 4 life website

NHS immunisations
A guide to immunisations up to one year of age
Protecting your baby against meningitis and septicaemia

Healthy Start
What is Healthy Start?
Do I qualify for Healthy Start?
Application form for Healthy Start vouchers

Contraception
Your guide to contraceptive choices – after you’ve had your baby
Your guide to contraception

Coventry's Children's Services
Children's social care

The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust homepage
Safer sleep for babies - A guide for parents
When a baby dies suddenly & unexpectedly

Nutrition
First Steps Nutrition Trust website
First Year of Life
Caroline Walker Trust

Pregnancy and Baby Guide
Your pregnancy and baby guide

Coventry Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Services
Information on Domestic Violence and Abuse services in Coventry

Local stop smoking support
Healthy Lifestyles Coventry - Stop Smoking
Smoking in Pregnancy

Child Accident Prevention Trust
Child Accident Prevention Trust website

Breastfeeding Support
National Breastfeeding Helpline
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
La Leche League helpline
National Childbirth Trust

Getting to know your baby
Getting to know your baby website

Infant Feeding Team

What we do

We are a team of UNICEF BFI Trained and Accredited Breastfeeding Peer Support Workers, managed by a Registered Adult Nurse.

What does our team offer?

Contact us for:

  • Information on building a close and loving relationship with your baby, before and after baby is born.
  • Details of the health benefits of breastfeeding for Mum and Baby
  • Information on brain development, oxytocin, effective milk transfer, responsive feeding and more
  • Support and advice with all aspects of infant feeding
  • Support at weekday support groups / post-natal clinics / baby weigh clinics
  • Weekday home visits and daily telephone consultations
  • Saturday morning telephone consultations 9am-1pm

Our Working Partners

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • Health Visiting
  • Maternity Services
  • Family Health and Lifestyle Service Coventry
  • Coventry University

How to contact us:

Tel: 07904984620 or the Main Family Health and Lifestyle Service Coventry: 02475189191

Useful links:

The Big latch in the Memorial Park in Coventry with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers.

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Receiving our reaccreditation award with the Lord mayor of Coventry.

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MAMTA

What we do

The aim of MAMTA is to improve Child and Maternal Health outcomes for BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women in Coventry.

MAMTA staff support antenatal clinics; postnatal clinics; Parent craft sessions at FWT; and work in partnership with midwives, health visiting teams and other health professionals in educating women on key health messages.

We work across community settings in target areas to educate women on child and maternal health, encourage women to access services and book early into maternity services.

Contact and location

70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 6ES
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7663 7693
Email:
office@fwt.org.uk

School Nursing

What we do

We provide a named school nurse in each school in Coventry, to help children and young people (from school entry to 19 years old) to take responsibility for their own health and to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

We also assess the health needs of the school community, planning and implementing programmes that promote and protect public health. We work in partnership with other agencies to address wider threats to, and inequalities, in health.

Coventry School Nursing Service supports the delivery of the Healthy Child Programme 5-19 years old (DH 2009) and adheres to the guidance as per Coventry Safeguarding Children’s Board. This includes for example the delivery of the National Child Measurement Programme, Reception and Year 6 Health Assessments and Hearing Screening.

Health focused websites

Coventry School Nurses have launched two new websites, one aimed at children and another tailored towards teenagers:

www.healthforkids.co.uk offers a fun way for children to learn about health with games, activities and quizzes.

www.healthforteens.co.uk hosts videos and webchats as well as articles to educate teenagers on a range of health topics such as contraception, mental health, drugs and alcohol.

Chat Health texting service

Chat health is a free service that enables 11-18 year olds across Coventry to send confidential SMS text messages to School Nurses who will provide impartial advice and support. The number to text is 07507 331949.

Parent Advice Line

Parent Line can be reached by calling 01926 626 590 between 5pm and 8pm Monday to Friday for parents to contact a school nurse to discuss any child health concerns they may have.

Parent Advice

Parents can call the School Nurses between 8.30am - 16.30pm, Monday to Friday on 02475189190 to discuss any child health concerns they may have.


Preparing for your appointment

An appointment with your school nurse or a member of the team could take place at the child’s school, at home or at a community centre.

Contact and Location

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Team
Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre
Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA
Tel: 024 7518 9190

Related links

Stop Smoking in Pregnancy

What we do

The Stop Smoking in pregnancy team provide a friendly and confidential service, offering advice and support to help you give up smoking and maintain a smoke free home.

The team offer home visits or will see you at a venue to suit your needs.

Please call the team direct to arrange an appointment.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0)2475 189190

Be Active Be Healthy - Family Weight Management

The Be Active Be Healthy (BABH) team deliver a range of healthy lifestyle and exercise programmes designed to reduce the risk of obesity among children by supporting families to reduce weight, increase physical activity and adopt healthier long term behaviours. The team works closely with schools and early years settings to promote a healthy food environment and to maximise opportunity for physical activity.

What we do

Bump and Buggy Workout

FREE weekly exercise sessions suitable for all stages of pregnancy/post-partum, catering to all fitness levels with adaptations of exercises where necessary.

A fun, social session with a mixture of power walking, strength/toning and postural/pelvic exercises.

Start or stay active during and after pregnancy and chat to other mums and mums to be.

Please contact the team to find out where these sessions are currently taking place.


Buggy Workout Extra

Buggy workout extra is a 10 week programme which includes a buggy workout session, a health check at the beginning and end of the course, and gives you an understanding of a balanced diet, weaning and quick recipes on the go.

Please contact the team to find out when the next programmes are running and to book onto the next programme

One Body One Life

One Body One Life (OBOL) is a free 8-10 week programme to help you and your family make real changes to your eating and exercise habits, to be fitter, healthier and more active.

What do you get?

  • FREE 8-10 week programme tailored to your needs.
  • FREE health checks so you can see the changes.
  • Advice and support from qualified coaches.
  • Healthy eating workshops.
  • Fun physical activity sessions.
  • Healthy eating tips.

What's in it for you?

  • Free 8-10 week healthy eating and physical activity programme for children aged 2 to 4 years and their parents or carers. Designed to offer a friendly and creative environment to learn about healthy eating and active play.

Types of OBOL Programmes

OBOL 2-4

This programme is currently delivered in children's centres, community venues and school nurseries across Coventry.

Free 8-10 week healthy eating and physical activity programme for children aged 2 to 4 years and their parents or carers. Designed to offer a friendly and creative environment to learn about healthy eating and active play.

OBOL Family

Free 8-10 week programme for families, designed to help you and your child choose healthier foods and spend more time together having fun and being active. Children must attend with a parent.

This programme is currently delivered in primary schools, sports centres and community venues across Coventry.

Extra programmes we run

Age 14+ exercise session

Tuesday's 5:30 - 6:30pm at Sidney Stringer School. This session is designed for ages 14+ who are looking at becoming more active, or trying to keep themselves active. Health checks and Support and advice on Physical Activity can be offered also.

Active Kids

A Free weekly activity session for children which includes a range of sport and fitness activities to improve health whilst having fun. The session takes place every Wednesday 4:15pm-5:00pm at Moat House Leisure Centre, Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA.

*For the attention of Health Professionals, to refer a patient onto one of our programmes, please fill our referral form.*

For more information on any of the programmes please contact the team:

Contact and location

Coventry Family Health and Lifestyle Team
Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre
Winston Avenue, Coventry, CV2 1EA
Tel: 024 7518 9190

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