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Warwickshire (Connect for Health)

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
  • Bullying
  • Anxieties about changing schools
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour
  • Fussy eating
  • Sleep
  • Continence
  • 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

Get monthly health & wellbeing advice, resources and activities for families.

Parent/carer virtual workshops for starting school

Help your child get ready to start primary school with our video presentations on key topics: behaviour, sleep and school readiness.

Websites and resources for young people

Advice, resources and support services for young people.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus information, resources and our latest service update

Websites and resources for SEND

Health & wellbeing websites, advice, activities & support groups for children & young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and their parents/carers.

Service Annual Reports

Details the support provided by our service over the last 5 years and information about the health needs of Warwickshire children, young people and families.

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.


7-week programme 

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


Parent/carer workshops

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 appointment 

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. 


School delivery 

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 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.

Maggie

Assistant Director Universal Services

Karen

Service Manager

Claire

Local School Nursing Team - Team Leader South

Lorraine

Local School Nursing Team - Team Leader Mid

Rebecca

Local School Nursing Team - Team Leader North

Helen

Team Leader & Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead

Callback request

    To request a call back regarding a new referral to the service, please complete the form below.

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