Watton Child Health Clinic
Where you can have your child weighed, ask for advice and stay for a coffee and a chat in a warm friendly atmosphere. The Child Health Clinic is located at Watton Pentecostal Church
The Watton Team consists of:
Carol Morton Health
Hilary Sewell Health
Carley Eastoll Community
Munday Health Visitor Assistant
The team will be pleased to discuss with you any issues relating
to your health or to the health and development of your child/children.
For Baby Massage please ring for information.
When and Where
The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each Month 9.30 am to
How to find us at Watton Pentecostal Church for all enquiries see below
The Health Visiting Team is based at:
Watton Health clinic
59 High Street We can be contacted
Watton Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
IP25 6EJ Telephone 01953 884003
The Role of the Health Visiting Team
Health Visitors are qualified nurses with additional qualifications are employed by Norfolk Primary Care Trust. They aim to promote physical, emotional and social well being with both individuals and the population as a whole and are central to improving public health.
Health Visitors have a strong emphasis on working with families before and after their babies are born and they continue to work with children in their early years. This can help to prevent difficulties or identify problems early on and provide additional support as needed.
"The seeds of many difficulties in adulthood are sown in early childhood"
Health Visitors work in partnership with people, with the aim of empowering individuals, families and communities to improve their own emotional, physical and social health.
Many health visitors have special interests and additional qualifications such as Healthy Heart, smoking cessation, postnatal depression, men's health, domestic violence and family planning. Health Visitors work in various ways.
Health Visitors work in various ways.
Individual and Family Work
Provide an individual family health plan in partnership with families.
Support parents antenatally to prepare both emotionally and physically for their new baby.
Work with parents to enable them to provide better health for children, increased achievement in school and to improve self-esteem in both children and parents.
Support and encourage positive parenting styles.
Work more intensively with families who require extra support.
Provide support to mothers with emotional health difficulties, such as postnatal depression.
Offer health education groups such as 'quit smoking groups' exercise groups and parentcraft groups.
Facilitate groups that encourage the relationship between baby / child and parents such as baby massage, antenatal and postnatal groups, parenting support groups and breastfeeding support.
Work with Communities
Assess and address health needs of communities through profiling local information relating to health needs.
Encourage contact with other support networks within the community e.g. Sure Start, Children's Centres, local voluntary and community groups.
Working with community health improvement projects to help reduce health inequalities, for example 'walk to health' programme, access to healthy foods, 'walking school bus'.
Norfolk Primary Care Trust working in partnership with Watton Pentecostal Church