Health Visiting

Health visitors work with all parents to assess the support they need and develop appropriate programs to help give the child the best possible start in life.

They support and educate families from pregnancy through to when your child starts reception class.

Health visitors can offer:

  • Support from your family from antenatal through to when your child attends school.
  • Support and advice on family health and minor illnesses.
  • Home visit’s which may include advice on feeding, introduction to solids, healthy eating and dental health.
  • A physical, emotional and developmental check to ensure your child is reaching their full potential.
  • Providing families with specific support on subjects such as postnatal depression.

They also work closely with other professionals including nursery nurses, family support workers and nursery’s to provide the best service for your child.

The type of support can include:

  • Referring families to specialists, such as speech and language therapists.
  • Arranging access to support groups.
  • Organising practical support, for example- working with a nursery nurse on the importance of play.
  • Offering advice and further information on housing issues, benefits, training and education.

Health visitors are also trained in recognising risk factors, triggers of concern, and signs of abuse and neglect in children.

‘Well baby’ health visitor drop-in clinics

A number of health visitor drop-in clinics take place each month, details of which appear below.

From time to time information is also posted on the Walsall Healthcare Trust Facebook page.

DayTimeFrequencyLocationDetails
Monday9.30 – 12.00Twice monthly 1st and 3rd Monday in the monthWillenhall Health Centre, Field Street, Willenhall WV13 2NYAppointment only. Call 01922 270530 to book
1.30 – 3.302nd Monday in the monthRushall Medical Centre 107 Lichfield Road, Rushall WS4 1HWChild Health Clinic Rushall patients only. Call 01922 604538 to book.
9:30 – 11:302nd and 4th Monday in the monthHarden Health Centre Harden Road, Walsall WS3 1ETAppointment only. Call 01922 423312 to book
Tuesday10.00 – 11.301st and 3rd Tuesday in the monthBirchills Children’s Centre Sure Start Birchills, North WalsallAppointment only. Call 01922 605655 to book
10.00 – 11.301st Tuesday in the monthPelsall Village Children’s CentreAppointment only 01922 604538 to book
1.30 – 3.301st and 3rd Tuesday in the monthPinfold Health Centre, Field Road, Bloxwich WS3 3JJAppointment only. Call 01922 603074 to book
Wednesday9.30 – 11.453rd Wednesday in the monthParkview Medical Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills WS8 7JGAppointment only 01922 604538 to book
11.00 – 1.002nd Wednesday in the monthCollingwood Health Centre, Collingwood Drive, Great Barr B43 7NFAppointment only 01922 605685 to book
9.30 – 11.30FortnightlyDarlaston Health Centre, Pinfold Street, Darlaston, Walsall WS10 8SYWell baby clinic drop-in
Thursday9.30 – 11.30WeeklyAnchor Meadow Health Centre, AldridgeAppointment only. Call 01922 605685 9.30-1.30 Mon-Wed to book
10 – 11am3rd Thursday in the monthBeechdale Health Centre, Eddison Road, Beechdale. WS3 7HSAppointment only. Contact 01922 603074 to book
1.00 -3.00WeeklySurestart Palfrey Children’s Centre, South Street, Walsall WS1 8NFAppointment only. Call 07879 412699 to book
1.00 – 3.00FortnightlyBentley Health Centre, Churchill Road, Bentley WS2 0BAChild Health Clinic Drop-in
9.15 – 12.004th Thursday in the monthSina Health Centre, 230 Coppice Farm Way, Willenhall WV12 5XZAppointment only. Contact 01922 270530 to book

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
healthystart.nhs.uk

Solihull Approach to Parenting

The Solihull Approach is based on the original work of Hazel Douglas who has led teams of practitioners and parents to develop the ‘Solihull Approach’. The sound and well-researched ideas that underpin the ‘Approach’ are embedded in every aspect of our ‘Understanding your child’s behaviour’ groups and courses.
solihullapproachparenting.com

Infant Feeding

Our support groups are designed to help you with breastfeeding, ask us any questions that you might have, we’ll support you in your breastfeeding journey.
Awaiting update re: support group times/days.

Unicef

​Information for parents to help answer questions about infant feeding.
unicef.org.uk

Institute for Health Visiting

On our ‘For Families’ page, you will find links to what health visitors do and important online Sources of Support. You will also find iHV Parents Tips which you can download. These are helpful factsheets covering key areas of caring for your child, such as breastfeeding and weaning, health and immunisation, development and behaviour.
ihv.org.uk

‘Birth to Five’ book

This book provides information on caring for children up to five years old and contact details for useful organisations. It is available to new parents resident in Northern Ireland through primary care services (antenatal clinics, GPs or health visitors).
publichealth.hscni.net

Ages & Stages Questionnaires

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) Third Edition is a questionnaire designed to help parents check their child’s development.
osp.uoregon.edu

NHS

Services and support for parents.
nhs.uk

My Walsall

Walsall children’s and young people’s service directory.
mywalsall.org

Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Provides information and support to the people of Walsall on promoting emotional resilience and ways to protect our wellbeing.
healthywalsall.co.uk

Ready Steady School

infantandtoddlerforum.org
nhs.uk/livewell/5aday
nhs.uk/livewell/goodfood/
eric.org.uk