Who we are
Connect for Health is a school nurse-led service that supports children, young people and their families in Warwickshire. We deliver key elements of the Healthy Child programme, working to identify and meet the health and wellbeing needs of the school-age population and give individuals the best possible start in life.
Health & wellbeing support for Warwickshire families
Our service is here for all school-aged children (age 5 to 19, or up to 25 for individuals with SEND) and their parents/carers – regardless of whether they attend a mainstream school. Our team includes a range of healthcare professionals, who can offer you support with topics such as:
- Healthy eating
- Dental health
- Friendships and relationships
- Anxieties about changing schools
- Fussy eating
- Referral onto additional services
- Emotional wellbeing including stress and anxiety
And many more.
Support can be provided in a way that suits you, including:
- Individually, face-to-face or by phone
- In group workshops
- Via our confidential text messaging services for young people and parents/carers
To access support, please get in touch using the details below.
Family health & wellbeing resources
Family health & wellbeing newsletters
Parent/carer virtual workshops for starting school
Websites and resources for young people
Websites and resources for SEND
Service Annual Reports
Change Makers healthy lifestyles services
Change Makers Healthy Lifestyles Programme teaches Warwickshire families about good nutrition, staying active and other healthy living topics. Change Makers is a free service for anyone with a child aged 4 to 19, or up to 25 for individuals with SEND. We offer one-to-one support, parent/carer workshops and a seven-week programme. The whole family can get involved in activities like preparing and tasting food and playing games, as well as lots of practical advice and tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Change Makers 7-week programme takes you through a series of topics focusing on a different aspect of a healthy lifestyle each week. You will get the opportunity to learn about leading a healthy lifestyle, try new foods, cook some healthy recipes and play games as a family
The parent/carer workshop is a one-off hour-long session providing you with an overview of living a healthy lifestyle. The workshop will provide you with some useful practical tips that you can implement in your daily life.
One-to-one appointments are offered to families with children that have complex needs or where our group sessions may not be appropriate. You will be taken through the same content as our 7-week programme with one of our lifestyle advisors.
Change Makers also work within schools providing courses and workshops.
Change Makers is part of Connect for Health. If you would like to get involved, please contact us using the details below.
How you can access the service
If you feel that you, or someone you know, would benefit from our support or would like some more information about the service, you can get in touch anytime via:
- Our confidential downloadable referral form (schools may also find our criteria for emotional health referrals useful)
- ChatHealth confidential text messaging for young people aged 11-19 years on 07507 331 525
- Parentline confidential text messaging for parents / carers on 07520 619 376
- Your local school nursing team
Our role in safeguarding
Our service follows Warwickshire Safeguarding Children’s Board policies and procedures and forms part of multi-agency services for children, young people and families where there are child protection or safeguarding concerns.
Meet the team
This is our countywide team, for local teams please use the 'find a school' search.
Help & support
For information about relevant health and wellbeing topics please expand the sections below.
I am aged under 11 years
I am aged 11-19 years (up to 25 years old with special educational needs)
Parents / Carers
I am a parent / carer
I am a professional