This is a question I get asked a lot, and this has become my go to answer:
All families are offered a Health Visiting Service from either the NHS or their local Authority. However increasingly families are finding that these reduced services are not meeting their individual needs. We're here to support you throughout your parenting journey. We aim to offer a bespoke and individualised service to each family from pregnancy to babies first steps and beyond. So if you feel supported by your current Health Visiting service then you probably don’t need to contact an Independent Health Visitor. However, if you feel that you would benefit from a more personalised service that not only works evenings and weekends but is there whenever you need them to be. Also guaranteeing you see the same Qualified Health Visitor if you use the service more than once, then Independent Health Visiting may be the service for you.
We are passionate that our role is to provide you with the evidence based information and support that you need to empower you in making informed decisions that are right for your family. We are not here to either tell you what to do or to try and make your family fit into a one size fits all recommendation. Each family is different and therefore so are their needs and solutions, we work alongside you to find the right solutions for your family.
With a unique Antenatal Course designed to ensure that you are as equally prepared for caring for your baby after birth as you are for the labour. As well as Family First Aid Courses and Weaning Workshops alongside our Surgery Consultations and Home Visits. We are confident in the quality of the services we provide. Our Health Visitors are all qualified and registered Health Professionals with many years of experience providing services in the NHS and Private Sectors.
As Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (Health Visitors) our unique training and professional experience lend itself perfectly to providing health based education and training within organisations. We provide accredited and nationally recognised training courses and consultancy services to organisations. Offering services throughout York, North Yorkshire, East Riding and Leeds.
We are particularly proud of our First Aid training for children within schools. This important addition to the school curriculum has the potential to save countless lives, please see our Mini Medics section for more details.
We are able to deliver Ofqual regulated First Aid training, Anaphylaxis training, Mental Health First Aid and Safeguarding Level 3 training. As well as BLS training for Health Professionals meeting CPD requirements, please see our training section for more details.
Our unique antenatal course, which prepares you for those early weeks and months with baby.
Our 2 hour course provides you with knowledge and confidence to effectively manage emergency situations within your family.
Our Mini Medics course is aimed at children aged 8-11 years. Perfect for Primary Schools and Children's clubs.
Hi my name is Kim Brown and I started SeBeau Health Visiting so that I could offer a private, individualised alternative to the current NHS service. I am a Specialist Nurse and proud Mum. I started my career as a Mental Health Nurse and have worked in a variety of specialist areas in both Cheshire and North Yorkshire. I then chose to embark upon a Leadership and Management qualification and spent some time in a management position within the private care sector. Although I enjoyed the challenges that this role bought I missed being involved in direct patient care and so went on to complete a qualification in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and became a Health Visitor. Whilst practising as an NHS Health Visitor I have worked in a variety of areas throughout North Yorkshire including Selby District, Ryedale and Scarborough. During this time I became increasingly frustrated at the continued reduction in the service that we were able to provide to families. I concluded that the only way to escape the limitations of the current NHS service would be to work independently. Enabling me to provide a service tailor made to each individual family.