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Public Health

Helping you to stay healthy and live longer.

Who we are

Health Visiting

Supporting families with a new baby or child under five.

#BesideYou is here to support breastfeeding in Kent and Medway.

Health visitorsThe Born to Move app supports parents and carers on the amazing journey from pregnancy all the way to their child starting school.

'Understanding Your Child' courses are here to help you develop as a parent as your family grows, starting with a course for pregnant couples. These free online courses are available in 15-20 minute chunks, perfect for busy parents and carers. Use the code ‘Invicta’ to access your free account.

 

School HealthSchool health and Children and Young People’s Counselling

Supporting children and young people aged four to 19 to live well.

A child’s health plays an important part in their school journey. For younger children, we support them settling into school and offer a range of health checks and screening programmes. Our school health team continues to support young people and their parents/carers throughout secondary school. This can be a time when new health conditions develop, or young people struggle to adjust to changes in their body, or face new emotional challenges. Kent Youth Health has lots of useful information and resources on feelings, sex, health and relationships for teenagers in Kent. Find out what’s normal for teenagers, how to cope with any bumps on the road and where to go to get help if you need it.

Our Children and Young People’s Counselling offers children and their parents counselling sessions to help them gain understanding and develop strategies, if they are struggling with their emotional wellbeing.

'Understanding Your Child' courses are available to help you develop as a parent as your child grows up. Use the code ‘Invicta’ to access your free account.

Immunisation TeamImmunisations

Delivering the national immunisation programme to school-aged children in Kent and Medway including the school flu campaign. Flu can be very unpleasant for children and young people and spreads easily. Vaccinating younger people also protects others who are more vulnerable to flu including babies and older people.

 

SmokefreeOne You Kent

Helping people to quit smoking, get more active, eat a healthier diet or just feel better about life.

Smoking affects every part of your body from your skin to your brain. Going smokefree is the best thing you can do for your health.

 

NHS Health Checks

Health checks

Delivering health checks to spot early signs of avoidable diseases stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. If you are aged between 40 and 74, you will receive an invitation to have an NHS Health Check. It’s FREE and simple and could save your life!

 

Sexual Health

Sexual health

Supporting your sexual health and wellbeing by providing testing and treatment for sexually acquired infections, contraception including long acting reversible contraception, HIV care and psychosexual therapy. Services are available for anyone aged 13 and above. You can access a range of testing and access contraception by looking at online at Clover Street and Kent County Council’s websites.

 

How can I use these services?

You can find more information on the services and ways to contact them by visiting their webpages using the links above.

How can I give my feedback?

We hold regular listening events to get feedback and support us to develop our services. If you would like to be involved please email kchft.publichealthengagement.nhs.net.