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Young Parents Specialist Clinic

This is a specialist service for all young women who will be under the age of 19 years at their estimated date of delivery. Young parents will be signposted/referred to other agencies in order to provide information and support around housing, benefits, education/employment, mental health, sexual health, contraception, and drug and alcohol use.

The Young Parents' Midwives work closely with the Family Nurse Partnership and Connexions. The Young Parents' Midwives can make referrals to both of these services.

Our staff include:

Levenshulme clinic is run by the Young Parents' Specialist Midwife.

Gorton clinic is run by the Young Parents' Specialist Midwife. The Gorton young mum's group is run alongside the clinic by Sure Start outreach workers.

Saint Mary's clinic is run by the Young Parents' Midwife along with Dr Melissa Whitworth, Consultant Obstetrician. Connexions run a drop-in alongside the clinic to offer support around benefits, housing, education/employment.

 

 

Clinic

Antenatal booking appointments are offered at Sain Mary's Hospital, young parents community clinics or at home.

Tuesday: 10.00 am - 12.00 noon at Levenshulme Sure Start centre, Broom Avenue.

Wednesday: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm at St James Sure Start centre, Stelling street, Gorton.

Thursday: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm at Saint Mary's Hospital.

Parent education for young parents - 2 hour session held once a month on a Saturday 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm (See Young Parents' Midwife for details). The session covers labour, pain relief, delivery, labour ward tour, baby care and safety.


 

What is offered to the patient?

  • Antenatal care.
  • Parent education.
  • Young parents will be signposted/referred to other agencies in order to provide information and support around housing, benefits, education/employment, mental health, sexual health, contraception, and drug and alcohol use.

 

How can I access the clinic?

Young women can self refer to the service by telephone. Alternatively referrals can be taken from GPs, Community Midwives, school nurses, Brook, social workers, etc.

 

Useful links:

www.ruclear.co.uk - Sexual health screening

www.fnp.nhs.uk - Family nurse partnership

www.tommys.org - The young woman's guide to pregnancy

www.gingerbread.org.uk - Housing, education and benefits

www.direct.gov.uk/surestart

www.healthystart.nhs.uk - Free milk, fruit, veg & vitamins

www.connexions-manchester.com - Information & advice regarding education/employment/training and benefits

www.brook.org.uk - Sexual health & contraception service for young people