“Let’s get Healthier Together!” call at launch of new health website for children, parents and pregnant women

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A brand new website has today (Monday 24 April) been launched to improve the health and wellbeing of children, young people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Healthier Together brings together information for young people, parents/carers and pregnant women (and their partners) in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.  It provides consistent and high-quality advice from local health professionals.

It’s the new place to find clear information on common childhood illnesses, including advice on the ‘red-flag’ signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, and how long a child’s symptoms are likely to last.

Healthier Together is a partnership project which will continue to grow by putting children, young people and families’ needs at the heart of the website.

The site can be found at blmkhealthiertogether.nhs.uk.

Dr Sanhita Chakrabarti, clinical director for maternity and children’s services at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, said:

“Our vision in creating this website is to build a resource which creates a partnership with the parents and carers of all our young people, from pregnancy through to adolescence, and which also contains information for children and young people in language they can understand.

“Whatever the age of your child, you’re probably going to have questions.  The website has been designed as a self-care resource with a wide range of information leaflets and videos to support you as a parent or carer, when your child is unwell.  Maybe you just want to check what’s normal if you’re a brand new parent, or you need a reminder about the immunisations and vaccinations schedule for your baby.

“As youngsters grow up, they can find more information for themselves, and our site will continue to provide information they need about puberty, healthy eating, exam pressure and mental health.

“Whichever sort of advice you need, you’ll be able to find it at Healthier Together.”

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