Mother with baby on her lap and health visitor talking to the baby

Health Visiting

What we do

The Health Visiting Team offer support, information and advice to all parents with children within the Thurrock area from the antenatal stage (pre-birth) to the age of 5 years old.

We can help advise parents on:

  • Baby's and children's growth and development
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and introduction to solid foods
  • Postnatal depression and mum's and dad's mental and physical health
  • Behaviour issues - sleeping, eating, toilet training, tantrums etc
  • Support with parenting
  • Family health and relationships
  • Support with your child’s long-term health conditions
  • Health promotion
  • Onward referral and signposting to specialist services to further support your child or family.

Health Visiting Team

The health visiting team comprises of: 

  • Health Visitors,
  • Community Staff Nurses,
  • Community Nursery Nurses,
  • Community Support Workers  
  • Single Point of Access (SPA) Administators.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please call us on 0300 3001999, or click the drop down at the bottom of this page for child-health drop in clinics.

We offer the following contacts to all children and their parents:

  • Antenatal contact
  • New birth visit – 10-14 days old
  • 6-8 week visit
  • 3-4 month contact
  • 8 months to 1 year developmental assessment
  • Between 2 – 2 ½ year developmental assessment

Click the 'Parent information' circle below to find relevant information and links for each contact and other information that you might find useful.

Locations

Grays Health Centre
Brooke Road 
Grays
Essex
RM5 7BY

South Ockendon Health Centre
Darenth Lane 
South Ockendon 
Essex
RM15 5LP

Tilbury Health Centre
London Road 
Tilbury 
Essex
RM18 8EB

Corringham Integrated Medical & Wellbeing Centre (IMWC)

105 The Sorrells
Stanford Le Hope
Essex
SS17

Child health drop-in clinics

Monday

Tuesday

Corringham Integrated Medical & Wellbeing Centre (IMWC)

The Sorrels

Stanford-Le-Hope

SS17 7ES

9.30AM — 11.15AM

Aveley Brighter Futures Family Hub

Aveley Primary School

Stifford Road

Aveley

RM15 4AA

9.30AM — 11.00AM

Purfleet Brighter Futures Family Hub

Centurion Way

Purfleet

RM19 1QA

1.00PM — 2.30PM

Wednesday

Grays Health Centre 

Brooke Road

Grays

RM17 5BY

9.30AM — 11.30AM

Chadwell Brighter Futures Family Hub

Claudian Way

Chadwell St Mary

Grays

RM16 4QE

9.30AM — 11.00AM

Tilbury Brighter Futures Family Hub

London Road

Tilbury

RM18 8EY

1.30PM — 3.00PM

Thursday

South Ockendon Health Centre

Darenth Lane

South Ockendon

RM15 5LP

9.00AM — 11.30AM

East Tilbury Village Hall (First Thursday of the month)

Princess Margaret Road

East Tilbury

RM18 8RB

1.00PM — 2.30PM

Thameside Brighter Futures Family Hub

Manor Road

Grays

RM17 6EF

1.30PM — 2.45PM

Friday

Stifford Brighter Futures Family Hub

Belmont Castle Academy

Parker Road

Grays

RM17 5YN

10.00AM — 11.30AM

Brighter Futures family hubs

You will remain under the Midwifery Team until you baby reaches 10-14 days old. The Health Visiting Team may contact you any time after your 28th week of pregnancy to introduce you to our services.
This will also give you an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have in relation to your pregnancy and the birth of your baby.
Register for the Family Hub here - Register for Family Hub