Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Family Health services website has expanded to offer new support and resources to parents and carers of children aged 5-11.

The Trust’s website, ‘Better lives, healthy futures’, now offers support to local families for 24 hours a day every day of the week.

New information on the website includes support on making sure children are ready for school, animated videos and advice on health, hygiene, emotional wellbeing, mental health, bullying, puberty and safety.

Further contact details for emergency out-of-hours help are also available, while links to further trusted and reliable health websites are provided.

Clinical leads, health visitors, school nurses and people using the Family Health services have all had an input into the development of the site to ensure it meets users needs.

Originally, the site only had information to support parents and carers with children aged between 0-4. However, the recent expansion of the site brings more scope for users and further sections to provide help for those with children up to age 19 are being considered.

Family Health Services Clinical Manager Gill Brayshaw said: “The website supports the work of our health visiting, school nursing and oral health services to ensure local babies, children and their parents and carers have better lives and healthy futures.

“Creating this phase of the site was a real team effort. School nurses, oral health professionals and clinical leads have brought together the best local and national information so families know there is a single place of reference they can trust.”

Further information and access to the updated website is available here: Better lives, healthy futures.