Worcestershire Health Visiting Service: https://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/health-visitors

Starting Well (startingwellworcs.nhs.uk) If your child is under 5 years old and you need advice on issues such as feeding, behaviour, or toileting you can contact the Telephone Advisory Service on 0300 123 9551 (Monday – Friday 9am til 3pm). A Health Visitor will assist you over the phone with any worries, concerns, or questions you have.

School Health Nursing: https://www.startingwellworcs.nhs.uk/school-health-nursing

Starting Well (startingwellworcs.nhs.uk) School health nurses offer a range of services such as home visits, health needs assessments, time4u drop-in service, school aged hearing and national child measurement programme to support the needs of children and their families.

Sexual Health

  • Know Your Stuff: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/knowyourstuff
  • Sexual health | Worcestershire County Council Worcestershire Integrated Sexual Health Service (WISH) | Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust (hacw.nhs.uk) WISH offer friendly and non-judgemental specialist services to support with information and advice, contraception, pregnancy, STIs and screening. WISH have a dedicated Outreach nursing service. Referral forms can be found at www.knowyourstuff.nhs.uk. The Outreach team see young and vulnerable people who couldn’t otherwise access sexual health services.
  • Free STI test kits and contraception: SH:24 Free Home STI STD Test | Sexual & Reproductive Health (sh24.org.uk)
  • Under 21 Saturday Service – Clinic telephone lines are open between 10:00am – 12:30pm on Saturdays – Please call: 01905 681673 for further details.


The following services and links offer information, advice, and intervention on healthy relationships for your family and children: •

Friendships and relationship in teenagers Making friends and starting new relationships are a big part of getting older. It’s very common to fall out with friends or break up from relationships – which can be very difficult to deal with. You might also be in a relationship that doesn’t feel right and need some advice about what to do. The websites below contain lots of information about making friends, peer pressure, healthy and unhealthy relationships, sex and much more. There is also information available for parents around how to talk to your child about friendships, sex and relationships.

Substance Misuse

Below is the link to a new website to help anyone find out more about sexual violence support services in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire Telford and Wrekin. It provides a safe online space for survivors of all ages, supporters, and professionals, ‘The Survivor Pathway’ has a comprehensive list of services in West Mercia and information on how to easily access them. Funded by the NHS and delivered by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, as part of his Safer West Mercia Plan commitment to put victims and survivors first, the platform also includes helpful information on sexual health, child sexual exploitation, reporting to the police and going to court.

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction was founded to assist those affected by substance misuse and their loved ones. We offer a range of services designed to help signpost you to the most effective treatments. This includes alcohol rehab, drug rehab, detox services, intervention, aftercare and outpatient counselling offered by a variety of third-party UK Private Addiction Rehab or NHS/Council-Funded providers. Our helpline advisors are committed to helping you in your quest to locate effective treatments for addiction. You pay nothing for the Rehab 4 Addiction service and free options are typically signposted if fee-paying treatment is not an option for you. If you choose private residential treatment, we may receive a commission from the provider, but the cost to you will not increase. 

The Starting Well Partnership

The Starting Well Partnership support families, parents, children and young people across Worcestershire to lead happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.  Within this link you will find support for bullying, mental health and wellbeing, drug and alcohol misuse, relationships and sexual health, sexuality and identity, homelessness and links to ChatHealth. Furthermore, for parents and carers, there is support for parenting, parental wellbeing, parental workshops, access to telephone advisory lines, financial and childcare, helpful courses, children who are being bullied, Parent Talk, reducing parental conflict, families affected by parental imprisonment amongst other useful links.