Universal Children's Health Services

 

Universal Children's Health Services

These are services that are available to everyone.

 

Local Health Services – GP, Dentist, Pharmacy

About

St Mary’s Health Centre offers a number of NHS health services

  • GPs

  • Health clinics

  • Pharmacy

  • Optician

  • Travel vaccinations

  • Some non-NHS services

 

The Health Centre also has regular Health Clinics, Community Mental Health Nurse and Drug & alcohol counsellor. The Isles of Scilly Family Health team, Health visitor and School nurse, have their office based at the Health Centre. There are GPs surgeries and clinics held on the off islands in the island Community halls.

Contact

St. Mary’s Health Centre  Tel:  01720 422628

 

Please use this number for out of hours, NHS 111 is also available

In the event of an emergency dial 999 and ask for the ambulance service

 

St. Mary’s Health Centre website:  http://scillyhealth.co.uk/  

 

Pharmacy

 

Contact

A Community Pharmacy is located at St. Mary’s Health Centre and offers a range of pharmacy services.

 

Tel:  01720 422021

 

St. Mary’s Health Centre

King Edwards Lane

St. Mary’s

Isles of Scilly 

TR21 0HE

 

Dental

 

Smile Together provide a Brighter dental service which is based at St. Mary’s Hospital.  This is a commissioned NHS dental service and can refer patients to specialist NHS dental services.  

 

Information for specialist dental services for example those with SEND:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/dentists/dental-treatment-for-people-with-special-needs/

https://www.dentalhealth.org/dental-care-for-people-with-special-needs

 

 

Contact

 

Weekdays Tel:  01720 624001  out of hours 0333  405 0290

 

Email:  brighter.dental@nhs.net  website:  https://brighterdental.co.uk/

 

Further information 

 

Smile Together website:  https://smiletogether.co.uk/  

Brighter Dental  https://brighterdental.co.uk/

 

Maternity Services

About

There is an on island Community Midwife who is supported by mainland colleagues.

When you first find out that you are pregnant, get in touch with your GP who will arrange an initial visit with a midwife.  Your midwife will help you plan your care before and after birth.

As part of your care plan, your midwife will talk to you about your options and preferences for giving birth.

 

Contact

St. Mary’s Health Centre: 

Tel:  422628

Website: http://scillyhealth.co.uk/

 

There are GPs surgeries and clinics held on the off islands in the island Community halls.

 

Further information

For further information about maternity services.

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/services/maternity-services/

There is also a range of information available, including Dad Pad on the NHS Kernow website.

https://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/your-health/maternity/

 

Young Parents

The Wild Project is a Cornish based charity, their vision is for young parents and their children to be healthy, happy and safe, with better life chances and aspirations.

WILD works with young parents where one parent is under 20.  

You can also come to WILD if you or your partner and 23 or under, and have some extra needs. (eg if you or your child has a social worker, or if you have been in care, or if you or your partner or your children have a disability.

Young parents are welcome at WILD if you are pregnant, or have children living with you, or if you don’t live with your children, if you have a partner, or if you are a single parent.

Contact: 

 

Tel: 01209 210077

Email: hello@wildproject.org.uk

https://www.wildproject.org.uk/

https://www.wildproject.org.uk/contact-us

 

Breast Feeding Services

About

Your midwife and health visitor are there to support you.  They offer breastfeeding information and advice, if you have any breastfeeding worries or concerns please contact them.

Your midwife will support you in the early days.  The Isles of Scilly family health team offer antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding advice, whenever you need it.  

 

Contact

Isles of Scilly Family Health team, Health Visitor and School Nurse

Tel:  01720 423722

Midwife

Tel:  07557604827 

 

Further information

Breastfeeding Information and Support Cornwall (BISC)

 

BISC is a network of trained peer support volunteers who provide friendly, non-judgemental support for parents in breastfeeding, giving human milk to their children and related matters. The support provided by BISC volunteers is confidential and all peer supporters receive safeguarding training. Services they provide:​

  • 1-to-1 video peer support via Microsoft Teams

  • Online drop-in groups via Teams

  • Facebook messenger chat and Facebook parent groups

For more information about how to access their service click here.

The NHS Start4Life Service

 

 A web based advice service that also has links to online support and links to other organisations.  

Start4Life have a Breast feeding Friend service available on Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Facebook messenger for NHS approved breast feeding advice and tips.

https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/breastfeeding/  

 

 

Health Visitor

 

About

 

Health Visitors are qualified nurses who are public facing, supporting families with young children and are a part of the Isles of Scilly Family health team.  

 

Health Visitors work with a range of services and there are 4 parts to the Health Visiting service

  • Community - Health visitors work with a variety of community organisations running groups for parents and carers in your area to support you and your family. 

  • Universal Services (offered to every family) - Health visitors and their teams lead and deliver the Healthy Child Programme from pregnancy to starting school.  This promotes support to both parents through a series of scheduled child health reviews incorporating assessment of children’s health, development and wider well-being to ensure all children are reaching their full potential.

  • Universal Plus (further support for families) - Health visitors and their teams are able to provide a rapid response when additional support is required. This service assesses each child and family and refers them on to other appropriate services when specific expert help is needed, for example post-natal depression, speech and language therapy, child development, advice around parenting, weaning, or coping with a sleepless baby.

  • Universal Partnership Plus (for families who need additional support) - Health visitors and their teams work in partnership with parents and a range of local services over a period of time to provide intensive support with more complex health needs. This can include work with family hubs and other community services including the voluntary and community sectors to provide long term support in areas such as safeguarding and learning disabilities.

 

Health Visitors offer the following services

  • Antenatal

  • New births

  • 6-8 week development review

  • 3-4 month development review

  • 1 year development review

  • 2-2.5 year development review

  • Help when new to the area

 

The Isles of Scilly Family health team are available for one to one appointments and attend some early year’s island activities, as part the Council of the Isles of Scilly Early Years programme, they have an office based at St. Mary’s Health Centre.  If the local team are not available, support is offered by the Cornwall Family Health Team, Locality 1.  Information and advice on sleep is also offered for further information download pdf here

 

If you are new to the island and have a child under 5 years of age, when you register with a GP at St. Mary’s Health Centre, the Health Visitor will be informed and will arrange a home visit with you for a child health assessment.

 

If your child is over 5 years of age then you can contact the school nurse.

 

If your child is aged over 2 years and has had a the two year old check and you have had no more contact with your health visiting team and would like further advice/assistance from a health visitor, please make a referral through the Early Help Hub.

Contact

Isles of Scilly Family health team, health Visitor and School Nurse 01720 423722

If you are unable to make contact with the Isles of Scilly team and require support, then the Family Health Team, Locality 1 are available 01872 322779

Please note during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Update:  Some home visits are now available and the team attend some Early Year activities. Please contact the team on 07483 351147 for advice and a chat.

Further information

Cornwall Council   https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/childrens-services/childrens-community-health/health-visiting/

 

Immunisation and Vaccination

About

Vaccines are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, at the age at which you should ideally have them. St. Mary’s Health Centre provides this service and offer a range of routine immunisations and vaccinations, as well as travel vaccinations.

If you have any queries the best thing to do is to discuss this with the Practice nurse who specialises in this area.  GP’s, Pharmacist and Health Visitors can also offer advice.

Contact

St. Mary’s Health Centre

King Edwards Lane

St. Mary’s

Isles of Scilly 

TR21 0HE

 

Tel:  01720 422628

 

http://scillyhealth.co.uk/   

 

There are GPs surgeries and clinics held on the off islands in the island Community halls.

 

For further information

St. Mary’s Health Centre webpage with Family Health information about vaccinations.

http://scillyhealth.co.uk/family-health.aspx

Start4Life website, vaccinations and immunisations information.

https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/vaccinations-and-immunisations-baby/

 

School Nurse

 

About

 

School nurses provide confidential advice and health information to young people, their parents, carers and teachers.    You can see the School Nurse at School, a health care setting or another venue of your choice as drop-ins or one-one confidential appointments.

School nurses have 3 main roles:

  • give confidential advice and care to young people and parents or carers 

  • support young people to look after their physical and emotional health 

  • direct young people to the right services.

 

School nurses offer health assessments to all children when they start primary and secondary school, this is by negative consent.  You can ask for a health assessment for your child at any time and book an appointment. 

 

School nurses also make referrals to other services your child may need including, hearing tests, speech and language therapy, continence services, child mental health services, dietitians.  This includes ophthalmology up to 7 years of age, from then you will need a referral from an optician.  

 

There is a drop in session for secondary pupils Tuesdays 1.30 to 2pm at Five Islands Academy.

Contact

 

Isles of Scilly Family health team, School Nurse and Health Visitor

Tel:  01720 423722

Please note during Coronavirus (Covid-19): Update there are now some home visits available.  Please contact the team on 07827 284105 for advice and a chat Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm or the advice line 01872 322779.

 

Further information

Five Islands Academy website  http://www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk/school-nurse/   

Cornwall Council https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/health-visitor-school-nurse/

 

St. Mary’s Community Hospital

About

There is a Community hospital and Minor Injuries Unit, MIU on St Mary’s and this is run by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundations Trust. 

St Mary's Community Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient clinics for people on the Isles of Scilly.

The Minor Injuries Unit, MIU, is open all day, every day.  The latest MIU opening and waiting times

are available on their website www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/services/minor-injury-units/miu-waiting-times/

A number of outpatient clinics are provided from the hospital.  Your appointment letter will provide you with information but if you have any queries, please call.

 

Contact

St. Mary’s Hospital

Belmont

St. Mary’s

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0LE

 

Tel:  01720 422392

 

Further information 

 

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/st-marys-community/

 

 

Emotional health and Wellbeing

 

About

There are a number of places on the Isles of Scilly where children and young people can find support and advice about their emotional wellbeing and mental health.

It is a good idea to speak to someone you can trust such as a family member/carer, teacher or pastoral support worker, youth worker or GP if you are struggling.

Contacts

GP’s

St. Mary’s Health Centre Tel:  01720 422628

There are weekly off island clinics based at island community halls.

At School

Five Islands Academy has a Wellbeing and Personal Development Coordinator. They are a fully trained Thrive practitioner and guides the staff team in providing appropriate support for students.  https://www.thriveapproach.com

All of the classroom staff receive regular training and can support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. In more complex situations the Wellbeing and Personal Development Coordinator will work directly with students and families for a block of time.

Students and parents can approach anyone in school that they feel comfortable with for support and advice, but we recommend that parents contact their child’s class teacher or form tutor in the first instance.

https://thefiveislandsschoolscilly.secure-primarysite.net/class-teachers-and-form-tutors/

Five Islands Academy Wellbeing and Personal Development Coordinator

Tel: 01720 424865

email sarahshave@fiveislands.org or enquiries@fiveislands.org

https://www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk/keeping-children-safe/

 

School Nurses

The School nurses are also available and provide confidential advice and health information to young people, their parents, carers and teachers. https://www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk/school-nurse/     

The Isles of Scilly Family Health Team Tel:  01720 42722 

 

BLOOM

 

Where young people are experiencing or showing signs of low level emotional problems, their worries can be discussed in “BLOOM” 

 

BLOOM is a multi-professional monthly meeting consisting of partners from Children’s Social Care, Adult Mental Health, Education, Health, including GP’s, Health Visitor and School Nurse and CAMHS

 

The aim of the group is to support young people at the earliest possible opportunity to prevent situations from escalating and needing a higher level of intervention from CAMHS. 

 

Discussions will only take place with parental and child consent (age appropriate) and children and young people can be referred to the group discussion by any professional.  If a parent would like their child to be discussed in this forum they can ask any professional from any of the above agencies to submit their concerns. 

 

The outcome of the meeting will be to form a support plan from local professionals and or refer to more specialist services.

 

NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, CAMHS

Cornwall Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service, CAMHS, provide a service to children, young people and their families on the Isles of Scilly.

 

The CAMHS service is made up of: individual and family therapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, specialist nurses, primary mental health workers, occupational therapists, learning disability specialists.

For children and young people living in the Isles of Scilly, you can be referred by your GP, social worker, health worker or school SENCO.  Referrals are looked at to decide whether CAMHS is the best service to support your needs.  Sometimes, at this stage, your referral will be passed on to a more suitable service.

Please refer to our CAMHS section for further information, including Learning Disability Nursing.

 

For information on support from CAMHS during Covid-19 click here.

Cornwall CAMHS

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/camhs/

Five Islands Academy

https://www.fiveislands.scilly.sch.uk/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camh-1/

Primary Care Mental Health Nurse

A Mental Health Nurse holds regular clinics at St. Mary’s Health Centre, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Appointments can be made direct via the Health Centre by telephoning and booking an appointment or by a referral from your GP. 

St. Mary’s Health Centre Tel:  01720 422628

 

Further information and support

Organisations who can support children/young people and parents/carers:

Kooth

A digital mental health support service for children and young people, with access to an online community of peers and a team of experience counsellors.  Access is free, with no waiting lists and no thresholds.  https://www.kooth.com/

 

Mind your way

Support for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly  https://mindyourway.co.uk/find-support/

https://mindyourway.co.uk/headstart-project/

https://mindyourway.co.uk/5-ways-to-wellbeing/

Five ways to wellbeing gives tips on how to improve your emotional wellbeing.

We Are With You (formerly AddAction)

We Are With You provide free and confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

www.wearewithyou.org.uk

Tel:  01872 300816 

YZUP We Are With You (formerly AddAction)

Offers one to one support and sessions in school/ college to young people aged 11 – 18 years who are struggling with drug and alcohol use.

The YZUP We Are With Youn service provides a targeted and specialist outcome focused, recovery oriented, community alcohol and drug treatment system for young people on behalf of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Drug and Alcohol Action Team (CIOSDAAT) partnership. We provide high quality, effective and safe community based specialist substance misuse treatment services to children and young people primarily aged between 11 and 18 years of age and resident in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, who are experiencing substance related harm, and support that enables universal and targeted services for children and young people to respond to substance misuse issues.

www.wearewithyou.org.uk

Tel:  01872 300816  Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust)

YGAM is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.

If you are a professional working with young people aged 7-25, YGAM offer free training and educational

resources on gaming and gambling in the UK as well as help and advice. Find out more at www.ygam.org.

If you are a parent looking for information around problematic gaming and gambling in 7 to  25 year olds,

looking for support to build resilience and establish a health online/offline balance then visit their website

at www.parents.ygam.org.

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Outlook Southwest

If you are 16 years or over you can access a range of talking therapies and groups through this service, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and stress and anger management.  You can refer yourself via the website.  

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/silvercloud

Outlook Southwest provide a number of services including assessment for Asperger’s.  If you would like to be referred to this service, you should discuss this possibility with your GP, who can complete our practitioner referral form.

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/asperger-syndrome

Transfer of Outlook South West services:  Please be aware that from the 1st April 2020 NHS services provided by Outlook South West have been transferred to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT).

 

 

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk/  has a range of support and information for young people and parents about young peoples’ mental health and a section on looking after yourself. https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/   

NHS

There are some online NHS resources available to help support your mental wellbeing.  Including NHS Live Well website  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/    

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Childline

Childline is a free private and confidential service where you can talk about anything, whatever your worry and whenever you need help, online and by phone. Tel:  0800 1111   website: https://www.childline.org.uk/

Papyrus

Prevention of young suicide charity, can support you if you are thinking about suicide or are concerned about a young person Hopeline: 0800 068 41 41 email: pat@papyrus-uk.org  website: https://papyrus-uk.org/   

 

Samaritans 

The Samaritans are a listening service available 24hrs a day 365 days a year Tel: 116  123  free from any phone 

email: jo@samaritans.org this takes 24hrs for a response but sometimes writing your feelings down can help you understand them better.

 

Man Down

Man down is a Cornish based group offering a safe space to meet the current emotional and mental health needs of men who are struggling to cope with the everyday pressures facing them in our modern society.  There are meetings held in Scilly every two weeks and are advertised on their Facebook page.

http://www.mandowncornwall.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/ManDownCornwall/

 

 

First Light

First Light provides specialist support to victims – male and female, adult and child – of sexual violence and domestic abuse in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. 

Contact:  Safer futures Cornwall and Isles of Scilly – Domestic abuse & sexual violence service 

Helpline: 0300 777 4777
Professionals’ Enquiry Line: 01872 241 711
Non-secure email: saferfutures@firstlight.org.uk
Secure email: saferfutures@firstlight.cjsm.net

Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Independent Sexual Violence Advisory Service (ISVA)

Helpline: 03458 12 12 12
Non-secure email: isva@firstlight.org.uk
Secure email: devonandcornwall.isva@firstlight.cjsm.net

Website: https://www.firstlight.org.uk/  https://www.firstlight.org.uk/support-for-children-and-young-people/

NHS Every Mind Matters

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing

– take a quiz to get started and get a free plan, expert advice and practical tips. 

The website also has information about mental health and useful tips to support yourself

and others.  https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

 

NHS Mood Zone

Advice on stress, anxiety and depression

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

 

NHS 24/7 Helpline

 

To talk to someone about your mental wellbeing you can call the

24/7 NHS mental health telephone support, advice and triage helpline

 

                                        0800 038 5300

Support is available to anyone, regardless of age, all day every day.

If you or someone you know feels they need to access urgent

mental health support, they will listen to you and asses how best to help.

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Bereavement

Cornwall Bereavement Network is supporting Bereaved Families During Covid-19

Visit www.cornwallbereavementnetwork.org for a list of charities and services able to offer

support to those bereaved, from any cause and of any age. You can also contact them on

01208 834 620 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (Note that this is hosted by PALS CFT)

 

Alternatively if you need support with the process and practicalities that you are having to

cope with following a bereavement then please call 01872 252 713 9am-4pm Mon-Fri.

Please download pdf for further information here

Five Islands Academy has a useful directory of organisations to help with bereavement as well as a visual list of books explain bereavement to children. For further information click here

Penhaligon's Friends

 

Supporting Bereaved Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak.  For information and advice on how to support a child when a death occurs during Covid-19 click here.

Intercom Trust

Intercom Trust is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ charity working across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and the wider South West, providing:

  • Help and Support

  • Advocacy

  • Counselling

  • Training

  • Information

  • Support Groups

  • Online Directory

  • Community Surveys

  • Conferences

  • Consultancy

Visit their website for further information www.intercomtrust.org.uk  

Helpline number: 0800 612 3010

 
 
 
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Children and Family Services

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre

St Mary's

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0NA

Telephone: 01720 424490

Email: localofferscilly@scilly.gov.uk