Welcome to the Tameside Family Nurse Partnership. (FNP) is a voluntary home visiting programme for first-time young mums and families. It will help you to:
Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) works with first time parents aged 19 and under, partnering them with a specially trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two.
By focusing on their strengths, FNP enables young parents to:
A Family Nurse Supervisor leads a team of qualified Family Nurses who hold an additional community public health degree and who have undergone extensive training to work young parents.
When you first meet with a midwife as part of your pregnancy, if they think you might find FNP helpful, they'll let the Tameside FNP team know. A specially trained family nurse will then get in touch with you to say hello and arrange an initial visit with you at home. During this visit, she/he will explain what the programme is and how it all works. You'll have a chance to ask questions and decide if FNP is for you.
If you decide you would like to join the programme, you and your family nurse will meet regularly, at times that suit you. Your visits will start during pregnancy right through until your child turns two. Throughout your journey, you and your family nurse will work on lots of different aspects of your pregnancy together, including: parent-child attachment, breastfeeding, immunising your baby, child development and school readiness.
Your family nurse will fit the programme around you and your specific needs, helping to improve your self-confidence as well as supporting you on other issues such as mental health, anxiety, housing and stopping smoking.
If you would like to find out more Information you can have a look at the National FNP website www.fnp.nhs.uk where you can read some clients stories or you can follow on Instagram - familynursepartnership_nu and on Twitter - @FNPNationalUnit
Family Nurse Partnership Service
Ashton Primary Care Centre
193 Old Street
Ashton Under Lyne
0161 342 7840
Tameside Family Nurse Partnership
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