Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a home visiting programme for first-time young mums (age 19 and under) and families. It will help you to:

  • have a healthy pregnancy
  • improve your child’s health and development
  • plan your own future and achieve your aspirations

When you first meet with a midwife as part of your pregnancy, if they think you might find FNP helpful, they'll let the FNP team know.

"My Family Nurse has guided me into being the best mother I can be. I could never thank her enough for that."

A specially trained family nurse will then get in touch and arrange an initial visit with you at home.

During this visit, they will explain what the programme is and how it all works. You'll have a chance to ask questions and decide if FNP is for you.

If you decide you would like to join the programme, you and your family nurse will meet regularly at times that suit you. Your visits will start during pregnancy right through until your child turns two. Throughout your journey, you and your family nurse will work on lots of different aspects of your pregnancy together, including:

  • parent-child attachment
  • breastfeeding
  • immunising your baby
  • child development and
  • school readiness.

The programme will fit around you and your specific needs, helping to improve your self-confidence as well as supporting you on other issues such as mental health, anxiety, housing and stopping smoking.

To apply for the Family Nurse Partnership programme, find out more here or fill out the referral form below: 

Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) Referral Form