The Public Health Nursing team is made up of health visitors, school nurses and community health workers and work with children from 0-19. A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. School nurses are registered nurses who have received specialised training in respect of the health of school aged children.
Public health nurses can help with the following:
- Healthy eating and feeding Issues
- Parenting support
- Emotional health and wellbeing
- Behaviour / Routines
Public Health Nurses run appointment clinics across Devon and have drop in sessions in secondary schools.
Family focus groups offer a drop in opportunity to weigh your baby and seek general health advice for under 5s.
South Molton has a family focus group every Thursday in the Methodist Church Hall.
For details of any clinics, to make an appointment or to speak to a duty school nurse or health visitor please ring the Northern Devon Hub on 03332341904
A text advice service is also available.
For parents wishing to contact a health visitor for advice you can text your question to 07520631721
For young people wishing to ask advice from a school nurse you can text your question to 07520631722