VIRTUAL EARLY PARENTING GROUPS ( for babies birth to 12 weeks of age)

During this period of COVID -19  where face to face group sessions are unavailable the Child and Family Health Nurses are running virtual groups to support parents.

Please join our virtual Early Parenting Support Group to meet other new parents and have support from your local Child and Family Health Nurse.

Berowra 11am - 11.45am - Thursday

Hornsby 11am - 11.45am Tuesday

Galston 11am - 11.45am  Wednesday

Pennant Hills -  11am - 11.45am Monday

St Ives 11 am – 11.45 am Friday

Please follow the link below via Google Chrome web browser

https://conference.meet.health.nsw.gov.au/webapp/#/?conference=4835947

Add your full name then hit 'just join' no PIN required

However, if you do not want to attend, but would like parenting support via a telephone consultation, please call your Child and Family Health Centre.

 

Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Child and Family Health Service provides personalised support, developmental health checks and information on parenting issues for families with children aged 0-5 years, through individual clinic appointments, telephone counselling, group programmes and information sessions. The services are free. The five centres are staffed by Child and Family Health Nurses who are specialised in child physical and brain development and behaviour.   

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Northern Sydney Local Health District information can be found at www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/CYFH

Following the birth of your baby you will be offered a home visit by one of our Child and Family Health Nurses.

At the first home visit the nurse will check the baby's growth, physical and brain development, discuss any issues regarding breast or infant feeding, establish the parents support needs and identify how these needs can be met, provide health education and link parents with other services including the centre based child and family health services. 

APPOINTMENTS WE OFFER INCLUDE:

Breast Feeding Support
Telephone Counselling
Personal Health Record - blue book checks using the developmental tool LEARN THE SIGNS ACT EARLY

Parenting and Postnatal Depression/Anxiety Support and support with domestic violence

 

PARENTING GROUPS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

                   

Using the personal health record (PHR), or 'Blue Book' parents are encouraged to attend their local Child and Family Health Centre for regular health checks at 1-4 weeks, 6-8 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years.  Problems identified but not able to be resolved at this level can be referred to the next level of service, the Family Care Centre or the appropriate referral service.

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We have many resources available to support you and your child. Centre consultations are by appointment only. Interpreters will be arranged if required. Telephone consultations are available for any family concern.

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