Health and Wellbeing

Taking care of children’s health needs is a big responsibility and sometime we all need a bit of help.

Families Information Service can help you find a range of information and advice to help you better understand your pregnancy and early parenthood. You can also find a wealth of information on the Doncaster Health Visitors webpage and our fabulous locally produced trying to toddling guide.

Both of these resources provide fantastic tips about:

Sleep Clinics

Lots of families in Doncaster have benefited from getting really helpful information and advice from our local sleep clinics which take place at different venues around Doncaster. Here you can talk to a friendly worker who will help you and your child to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials.

Parenting Programmes

We have a range of parenting programmes that offer opportunities to meet with other parents and address a whole range of issues and subjects related to parenting. You can also find a lots of fantastic information on the following websites:

Health Services

You can find lots of health services, including doctors, dentists, etc. on the Healthwatch website.

Mental Health

If you're a parent of a younger child, aged 3-11 years, you can find lots of information and advice on how to support your child's mental health on the following webpage: Supporting your child's mental health.

If you are a young person who is looking for support for around mental health, or you are looking for information on how to support a young person with their mental health, you can find lots of helpful information on the following page: Young people's mental health - 'Don't put a filter on it'.

You can also find details of local services which support children's and young people's mental health on the document below.

CYP Local Support MH Services
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Safer Sleep for Babies

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families. You can visit their website for safer sleeping advice. The video below is one of the many helpful resources which The Lullaby Trust offers.

The Lullaby Trust has created a series of free online presentations for parents on how to reduce the risk of SIDS when caring for your baby.

For more useful information, please visit our directory.

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Last updated: 25 April 2022 10:10:24