Arrangements during COVID-19
We are offering more and more face to face appointments to families across Lewisham.
We have face to face:
- weighing clinics (appointment only),
- home visits if you have just had a baby,
- Developmental reviews
- Breast Feeding Support
Please contact your Health Visiting Team to ask to be booked in – contact us
Advice in light of COVID-19 outbreak
Please check this page regularly for updates. This page will gradually be populated with more helpful information to keep you updated in this isolation period.
We are now running some weighing clinics and breastfeeding hubs face to face.
These clinics are APPOINTMENT ONLY and we have implemented some safety measures to ensure that everyone is kept safe.
When your child is ill or injured it is very difﬁcult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E).
During the current situation and while the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do. Click here to access a Parent’s guide to COVID 19.
Parenting through COVID
We know that this is a worrying time for all families and it will definitely not be how you had planned your parenting journey. You may have concerns in relation to your pregnancy or your children. You may be wanting to access helpful parenting information.
The iHV is dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of all families and have put together links and resources from trusted organisations and websites to support parents and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The iHV will be developing and adding new resources to support families over the coming months, during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.
Please follow the link for more information: https://ihv.org.uk/ParentingCOVID19
Pregnancy and breastfeeding advice
Information for Pregnant Women and their Families on Coronavirus infection and Pregnancy/Breastfeeding from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Please click here for more information.
Mental health during COVID-19
The current situation with Covid-19 may be causing you to have increased anxiety; this may be new for you, but for some it may have worsened your pre existing mental health diagnosis, such as health anxiety or OCD.
1.Limit watching the news/be mindful of what you are reading;
2.Have breaks from social media/mute any apps that may be providing regular updates or are triggering anxiety;
3.Stay in touch with people (via telephone if you are isolating);
4.Avoid burnout-eat well, stay hydrated and take regular exercise.
Click here to navigate to Mind.