About the Enhancing Families Programme
The Enhancing Families Programme is for families requiring additional support. It is based around the ‘Incredible Years Programme’, which has been developed using over 30 years of research.
The Enhancing Families Team will support you along your parenting journey from pregnancy until your child turns 2 years old.
You will be allocated a specialist nurse who will take on the role of your Health Visitor and will work alongside you to support you to have a healthy pregnancy. The team will also support your child’s development and help them reach their full potential, as well as focussing on your own journey to achieve your own aspirations.
Throughout your journey you will receive 17 visits from your specialist nurse. Working together you will focus on:
- child development
- physical and emotional development
- positive attachment between yourself and baby
- baby’s brain development
- how baby’s regulate and communicate their needs
Contacting the team
To speak to a member of the team please call:
0300 123 4068 – Cheshire East
01744 624311 – St Helens
0151 514 2666 – Knowsley
Useful resources and links to support you on the Enhancing Families Programme
Baby friendly resources: baby friendly initiative
Safer sleep for babies: support for families – The Lullaby Trust
Building a happy baby – Unicef
Your choices in the NHS – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Babies cry you can cope: advice and support – ICON
Parents in Mind: Halton and St Helens – NCT
Think Wellbeing – Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust