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Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a voluntary programme offered to first time young mums (and dads) aged 19 and under across Solihull.  Research shows that mums and dads who take part in this programme are more likely to achieve what they want for themselves and their children. Family nurses support you to give your baby the best possible start in life, which could make a difference to you and your baby’s whole life.

When you first meet with a midwife as part of your pregnancy, if they think you might find FNP helpful, they’ll let your local FNP team know. A specially trained family nurse will then get in touch with you to say hello and arrange an initial visit with you at home. During this visit, she/he will explain what the programme is and how it works. You’ll have a chance to ask questions and decide if FNP is right for you.  If you decide you would like to join the programme, you and your family nurse will meet regularly, at times that suit you. Your visits will start during pregnancy right through until your child is aged between one and two. Throughout this time, you and your family nurse will work on lots of different aspects of your pregnancy and becoming a parent together such as:

  • Having a healthy pregnancy
  • Improve your child’s development
  • Build a positive relationship with your baby and others
  • Help you plan for the future such as finding a job or returning to education
  • Enable you to make lifestyle choices that will give your child the best possible start in life

Your family nurse will fit the programme around you and your baby’s needs, helping to improve your self-confidence as well as supporting you on other issues such as mental health, anxiety, housing and stopping smoking.

Client stories 

Read first-hand accounts of how FNP has made a difference to other young mums and dads.

For more information, contact 0121 779 2892, or visit the website.

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South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-5 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a health visitor 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 service 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.

This page was last reviewed on 03-11-2021

This page will be next reviewed on 03-11-2024