Start for life is here for the health of babies and children, from conception, throughout pregnancy and up to the age of 2.
We want to support parents and carers to give their children the best foundations for future health and happiness.
Some start for life services are services which everyone can access and some are specialist support for those that need it.
You will be able to access start for life services online, in the home or in locations throughout Medway.
This is a new and developing programme and there will be updates available here.
Visit Bump, Birth and Beyond to access the care, support and information you'll need from midwives during your pregnancy, labour and when the baby's born.
Kent and Medway Bump, Birth and Beyond
Support, advice and guidance for families with a new baby or child under 5.
Visit the Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) website to find out more.
Feeding your baby
Find out more about feeding your baby, including breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, and how to get support if you need it.
Our Children and Family Hubs and Wellbeing Centres offer families with children aged 0 to 19 places to meet new people.
This ensures that all children get the best start in life and parents get the support and advice they need.
Mental health support
From tips to improve wellbeing to specialist assessment and treatment for mental health during pregnancy and after birth.
Find the support you need.
Mental health issues and support
SEND information hub
Find support and information for young children with complex needs or who may benefit from additional SEND support.
Every child has the right to be safe.
Find out how we work to keep children safe and what you can do if you are worried about a child.
Child- friendly Medway
A voice for our youth.
Help us shape Medway's future and what matters most to children and young people up to 25 years old.
Further support for you and your family
Medway Family Information Service (FIS)
The Medway Family Service provides news, services and information aimed at supporting you and your family in your daily lives.
If you have money worries or are looking for ways you can make your money go further, we can help you to find your way through the advice and support available.
A Better Medway is here to help you get healthier and feel better. Get help to quit smoking, drink less, move more and maintain a healthy weight.
Alcohol and drug misuse causes a wide range of problems for families and communities as well as for the person with the alcohol or drug problem. Find out how to access support.
Advice and information on services available for victims of domestic abuse and their friends and family.