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Health Visitors

Our Health Visiting teams provide expert advice, support and interventions for families and children across North Wales. Health Visitors support the health and wellbeing of children from the antenatal period up to 5 years old by offering information and advice to their parents. This advice includes antenatal support, physical and emotional wellbeing of children, the childhood immunisation programme, parenting support, health and developmental progress.

The Health Visiting Service in Wales is guided by the Healthy Child Wales Programme, which sets out the planned contacts that children and their families can expect from their Health Visitor. 

Your Health Visitor will provide support from your child's birth to their first years of school. This includes:

  • Infant and child nutrition, including the promotion of breastfeeding
  • The growth and development of a child
  • Supporting the parent-infant relationship
  • The management of behaviour e.g. sleep, toilet training, feeding and behaviour concerns
  • The prevention and management of illness
  • Accident prevention and safety
  • The management of a child’s long term health condition
  • Play, speech and language support
  • Promotion of immunisations
  • The support of children in need or at risk of harm
  • Relationship problems e.g. domestic violence, family breakdown
  • Emotional health difficulties e.g antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Stopping smoking
  • Promoting public health messages
  • Nurse prescribing

Health Visitors work closely with Midwives, General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, the Community Paediatric Team, Speech and Language Therapists, School Nurses, Social Workers, Pre-Schools, Nurseries, Flying Start Teams and other agencies to ensure all of your child’s needs are met.

How to access Health Visiting Services 

Midwives and General Practitioners will inform us about you and your family during pregnancy or when you have had your baby. Our Health Visiting team will make contact with you. 

If you would like to contact your Health Visitor, their details are usually written in the front of the red book (parent held child health record). If you are not sure or have recently moved into the area, you can contact your local Area Office for advice and support. 

Local Health Visiting contact details 

Anglesey Health Visiting Team

Sector Office: Ty Derwydd, Llangefni
Contact number: 03000853172 or 01407762507

Gwynedd Health Visiting Team

Sector Office: Bodfan, Caernarfon
Contact number: 03000853167

Conwy and Denbighshire Team 

Sector Office: Abergele Health Clinic, Market Street Abergele
Contact number: 03000 850009 opt. 7

Wrexham and Flintshire Team

Sector Office: The Quay Health Centre, Connahs Quay, Flintshire
Contact number: 03000859301

Flying Start

In certain areas of North Wales there is additional support available for children and families through the Flying Start scheme

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