Trust teams up with Stevenage Library to promote child health

The Trust’s child development centre team is working in partnership with Stevenage Library to inform and educate local people – especially those with or caring for children and young people – about child health and development. An information stand is now in the children’s section at the library until mid-November. And on Friday, 14 November, between 10.00am and 12.00pm, a drop-in session for families will be run by of the team’s specialist nurses.

Trust's child development centre team at Stevenage library

Project lead, consultant paediatrician, Dr Susan Ozer, said:

“The health of children and their development is important to everyone who looks after children, but  sometimes families can experience difficulty in accessing help and information. That’s why we are  delighted to work in partnership with our colleagues at Stevenage Library in running an information  stand until the middle of November, where children and their parents or carers can find many useful  leaflets and other sources of information.

“We also will have our attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) specialist nurse, Michelle Atherton, running a drop-in session at the library between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Friday, 14 November for local families to use to ask any questions regarding ADHD or related matters”.

“The aim of this initiative is to help raise people’s awareness about child health and development issues. The Trust’s child development centre team is seeking to help families look after their children better, as well as to spot potential problems earlier so that they seek professional advice more quickly. As is often the case with many things in life, more can be done with issues that are identified early.

“Professionals working at the Trust’s child development centre (CDC) have a mix of specialist skills used for assessing and managing children with complex and chronic disabilities. This initiative with Stevenage Library will help promote more understanding of common child health/developmental conditions, thus providing a good platform for meaningful discussions between families and the CDC team.”