To support you during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together a list of resources to aid you, your family and your baby’s health and development.
Your early relationship with your baby
Infant and child health
Keeping children safe (PDF) - Child Accident Prevention (CAPT) safety awareness pack for parents during lockdown. It includes colouring pages and activity sheets for children and user friendly pictures.
Emotional health and wellbeing
Mindful Mums supports pregnant women and new mums through 2 kinds of online support group via Zoom. Information about the groups can be found at: blgmind.org.uk/bromley-mental-health/bromley-mindful-mums/wellbeing-groups.
Oxleas Perinatal Mental health - This service supports women who live or have a GP in Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich who have serious mental illness and are pregnant or have a baby under 1.
Bromley and Croydon Women’s Aid - If you are in imminent danger, ring the police on 999. If you call 999 and can't talk, press 5 twice and the police will act. To get help from Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid call 020 8313 9303 (Monday to Friday, 9-4.30 pm) or contact us via the website: bcwa.org.uk/how-to-get-help
Feeding your baby
Feeding your family
Food banks - The health visiting service works closely with the Bromley Borough FoodBank and dispense vouchers to families in need. Please email email@example.com leaving your telephone number and a Health Visitor will call you back.
Healthy Start vouchers - If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy some basic foods. This important means-tested scheme provides vouchers to spend with local retailers. Pregnant women and children over one and under four years old can get one £3.10 voucher per week. Children under one year old can get two £3.10 vouchers (£6.20) per week. Find out more at: healthystart.nhs.uk/healthy-start-vouchers/how-to-apply
Healthy Start Vitamins - Pregnant women, women with a baby under one year old and children aged up to their fourth birthday on Healthy Start, will get green Healthy Start vitamin coupons. These will be sent to you, with your Healthy Start vouchers, every eight weeks. The Children’s Centres are currently closed and they will now be delivered to your home. To arrange for delivery please follow the below instructions:
- Email your nearest Children & Family Centre at one of the following addresses
- Attach a photo of your voucher along with your name, address and contact number
Biggin Hill Children & Family Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blenheim Children & Family Centre: email@example.com
Burnt Ash Children & Family Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Castlecombe Children & Family Centre: email@example.com
Cotmandene Children & Family Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Vision Children & Family Centre: email@example.com
PRUH COVID-19 Maternity Advice Line - Do you have a non-urgent question about COVID-19, including guidance, service changes or visitors policy? Contact the PRUH Midwives by phone: 0203 910 7397 or email: Kch-tr.PRUHMatHelpline@nhs.net
PRUH Infant Feeding Team - Support during COVID-19 via telephone, 7 days a week on 07866 927594 (07:00-19:00, daily). Email the team at: Kchfirstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join Antenatal classes via Zoom (booked via Eventbrite - search 'PRUH Infant Feeding').
If you wish to speak to a member of the health visiting team please email: email@example.com leaving your contact telephone number, and we will get back to you during the working hours of Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) between 9 and 5.