New website to support Nottinghamshire parents and carers launched

A new online tool has been launched in Nottinghamshire to support parents and carers from pregnancy through to when a child starts school.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:10 am

The healthforunder5s.co.uk website, which was co-designed with families, features topics ranging from breastfeeding to potty training and sleep to speech development.

There are also features about different aspects of family life as well as links to recommended resources and more specialist support.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will manage the local health pages and update them as necessary with the most useful and current information.

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The Healthy Family Teams are working in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) who came up with the original concept and design of the website.

Sherrel Dudley, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s general manager (0 to 19 children and young people services), said: “We are delighted to work with LPT and have this opportunity to launch local area pages for Nottinghamshire on the Health for Under 5s website.

“This allows us to provide comprehensive digital support for families, which is an important aspect of our public health programme.

“It’s so important that local parents and carers have easy access to current advice which they can trust, to complement face-to-face and others means of contact with our Public Health nurses.”

Throughout the website, users are reminded that they can get in touch with a public health nurse using the Healthy Family Teams’ secure text messaging service, Parentline, a confidential texting service for parents and carers.

You can text Parentline on 07520 619919.