Pregnancy & Parenting

  • Free Vitamins
    • Free Vitamins

      If you have a child under the age of four or if you are trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding, you can receive free healthy start vitamins (drops and tablets) from your local children’s centre or health centre.

  • Vaccinations
    • Vaccinations

      Make sure that you and your family have your jabs on time to protect you all from some serious illnesses. If you’re not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you and check the NHS vaccination schedule.

  • Parenting Courses
    • Parenting Courses

      Being a parent is not always easy, so you may find it helpful to come along to one of our parenting classes. Classes are held at children’s centres around the borough and cater for parents with children at all stages – from the early years to teenagers

      You can explore topics such as listening to children, solving problems, developing confidence as a parent and managing teenagers’ behaviour.

      Start4Life has information, videos and online parenting courses.

  • Mental health help
    • Mental health help

      Sometimes family life is difficult and you need help to cope. There are a number of local organisations which support parents, carers and families through challenging times.

      If you or your partner need support, you can contact your GP, midwife, health visitor or local children’s centre. You can also get help from: