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Support for young parents

When becoming a parent, you might be unsure on what support is available for you. We’ve linked to information you’ll need to make sure you and your baby have the best start. The links below set out support available in Leicester City and Leicestershire, and have been put together by Leicester City Council.

Whatever stage of parenthood you are in – whether you’re just expecting your baby or you’re looking to get back into education, there is support available for you.

Click on the headings below to find out more information:

Early Years Support

Breastfeeding Support

Getting social

Getting financial help

Feeling Healthier

Domestic Violence Support

Getting Sexual health Advice

Getting help with addiction

Getting mental health support

Getting ready for the future

Getting help with housing

Support in Leicestershire


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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 05-03-2019

Next review due: 05-03-2022