Midwives, Health Visitors and other partners work with parents and carers to support the healthy development of children and positive interaction between the child and the primary carers.
Many children and families experience mild or temporary difficulties at some time during childhood that can be addressed early by Health Visitors, nurses or other health professionals. This may involve advice and guidance, including signposting families to information or supportive activities.
Health Visitors can also provide early support through making changes or enhancements to how they support the child and family. This might include one-to-one activities, or group work, for example with Health Visitors signposting families to one of the East Renfrewshire ‘Psychology of Parenting’ Parenting programmes.
Youth Counselling – Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH)
The East Renfrewshire Youth Counselling Service is delivered by RAMH (Recovery Against Mental Health).
This is a commissioned service by the HSCP. This targeted provision is available for all school pupils in
East Renfrewshire within all 7 secondary schools and is accessed via the Joint Support Teams (JST). Young
people are seen by a youth counsellor for approximately 8 sessions and issues such as weight management
and oral health needs; sexual or physical health needs.
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Functional Family Therapy is an intensive commissioned service from the HSCP delivered by Action for Children.
The FFT team work with young people and their parent(s) / main carers and other people who are important in
their lives. Most of the work is done with all the key people ‘in the room’ at the same time.
The East Renfrewshire School Nursing service is aligned with the HSCP’s Intensive Services. This recognises
that looked after and care experienced young people may be some of the most vulnerable known to services,
often due to the trauma they have experienced.The school nurse provision works in a strength based and
relational manner and helps young people with issues such as weight management, oral, physical, and
sexual health needs.