CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND WELLBEING NAVIGATION

The Children’s Health and Wellbeing Navigation service improves support for children and young people with mental health, neurodevelopmental and other health conditions, and their families. Based in GP surgeries across Kent (list below, right) Children’s Health and Wellbeing Navigators role is an innovative hybrid, combining the functions of social prescribing, care navigation and care coordination.

To access the Children’s Health and Wellbeing Navigation service please

contact your GP surgery reception and request a referral.

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Katy Abson

Children’s Health and Wellbeing Manager

katy.abson@involvekent.org.uk

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Social Prescribing

  • Support families to identify what matters most to them, set goals with a holistic action plan, and connect to peer support, groups, services and apps to build resilience.

 

Navigation and Information

  • Collate and provide information and signposting ensuring access to support from statutory services, community resources and inclusive activities.

  • Ensure children, young people and their families know what to do and who to contact if problems escalate or in crisis.

 

Coordinate care and support

  • Engage with children and their families to build an active profile of their clinical and social journey.

  • Maintain liaison and build working relationship with key contacts, building rapport with schools and SENCOs/ school nurses/ health visitors/NELFT/Community Paediatrics/Early Help etc..

  • Become an Information centre for the patient, their family, and colleagues across multiple organisations to ensure a seamless, holistic approach to their personalised plan.

 

The service is not time-limited, recognising the long-term needs of families, though it is action-focused and seeks to provide guidance, enablement and motivation for children/ young people and their families to support themselves.

 

The service is open to children aged 0-17 (up to 25 for young people with SEND) as well as offering support to transition into adult services.

Sittingbourne

The Chestnuts

Grovehurst

Memorial Medical

The Medical Centre

The Surgery

The Meads Medical Practice

DMC Iwade Health Centre

Green Porch Medical Practice

Margate

Bethesda Medical Practice

The Limes Medical Centre

Northdown Surgery

Mocketts Wood Surgery

Total Health Care Excellence East and West (Folkestone/ Dover area)

Sandgate Road

Guildhall Street

Manor Road

New Surgery

Aylesham Medical Practice

Wingham

Lydden

Whitecliffs

Pencester Surgery

Malling

Snodland Medical Centre

Wateringbury Branch Surgery

Wateringbury Surgery

Phoenix Surgery

Thornhills

West Maling Group Practice

 

Tonbridge  

Hadlow Medical Group

Hildenborough and Tonbridge Medical group

Tonbridge Medical Group

Warders Medical Group

Woodlands Health Group

Malling

Snodland Medical Centre

Wateringbury Branch Surgery

Wateringbury Surgery

Phoenix Surgery

Thornhills

West Maling Group Practice

 

Tonbridge  

Hadlow Medical Group

Hildenborough and Tonbridge Medical group

Tonbridge Medical Group

Warders Medical Group

Woodlands Health Group

Maidstone Central

Bower Mount Medical Practice

Brewer Street Surgery

The Shepway Medical Centre

The Vine Medical Centre

Maidstone South 

Albion Place Medical Practice

Greensand Health Centre

The Mote Medical Practice

The Orchard Medical Centre

Wallis Avenue Surgery

The Ridge

Bearsted Medical Practice

Len Valley Practice

Sutton Valence Surgery

The Orchard Surgery

Headcorn Surgery

The Weald

Howell Surgery

Lamberhurst

Marden Medical

North Ridge Medical Practice

Old Parsonage Surgery

Old School Surgery

Orchard End

Staplehurst Health Centre

The Crane Surgery

Wish Valley Surgery

Yalding Surgery