Sunderland City Council commissions a range of services to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

  • Healthy Start Vitamins  are available for mams and children across the city and those who are registered with the Healthy Start Programme can get them free
  • Health Visitors work with and support families during the first 5 years of a child's life and school nurses promote healthy lifestyles to children age 5-19 and their families.
  • The Family Nurse Programme is offered to young parents who are having their first baby.
  • A range of sexual health services are available for young people age 13 years and over
  • Sunderland Youth Drug and Alcohol Project (YDAP) is available for young people aged 10-18 who require specialist advice and support relating to drugs or alcohol.
  • The  programme (LAF) is a weight management programme for children and families.
  • Breastfeeding mams are supported through Sunderland Bosom Buddies.

If you would like further information, you may find the links below useful:

Together for Children delivers services for children and families in Sunderland.

Sex and young people at NHS Choices has information about sex and relationships.

Healthy eating for teens at NHS Choices tells you why a healthy, balanced diet is great for your health.

Smoking when you're a teen at NHS Choices gives you an under-18's guide to the dangers of smoking, and how to quit.

Physical activity for young people at NHS Choices explains how much physical activity you need to do to stay healthy.

Teenage pregnancy at NHS Choices has advice of what support is available and what your options and next steps are.

Public Health England School Zone includes flexible teaching resources for primary and secondary schools.

Child Health Profile gives an overview of child health.

The Local Offer supports children and young people (ages 0 to 25) with SEN and disabilities to feel included within their communities and to be independent.