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Common Childhood Illnesses

These guides will help to point you and your child in the right direction towards a healthier, less stressful and more rewarding lifestyle. It tells you where you can get help and information and provides clear and sensible ideas on what to do if you feel you need that extra bit of help.

         

A parent's guide for
children aged 0-4

 

A parent's guide for
children aged 5-11

 

A guide to health & wellbeing
for 12 years +

 

A parent's guide for children aged 0-4

Every parent or carer wants to know what to do when a child is ill - use this guide to learn how to care for your child at home, when to call a GP and when to contact emergency services.
Most of the problems you will come up against are simply an everyday part of growing up, often helped with a chat with your midwife, health visitor or pharmacist. Almost all babies, toddlers and children will get the most common childhood illnesses like chickenpox, colds, sore throats and ear infections. While these are not very nice at the time they are easy to treat by your GP or at home with the support from a GP or health visitor rather than an unnecessary trip to A&E.
This guide helps point you in the right direction and explains what you can do at home to help, or where you need to go to get assistance and advice. It has been put together with help from healthcare professionals. If you are worried you must get further advice. Trust your instincts, you know your child better than anybody else. Click here.

 

A parent's guide for children aged 5-11

During these years we can start to lay the foundations for positive long-term development. It is also the perfect time for families to adopt a positive attitude to their health and wellbeing.
If parents are confident they are doing all they can to make sure their children are safe, well-nourished, play and learn actively and create opportunities which build social and emotional confidence, they can rest assured that they are doing all they can to lay the path for a happy and positive future.
As well as general wellbeing, this guide will help you to understand when is the right time to call NHS 111, visit your GP, chat to your school nurse or take a visit to your local pharmacy. Every parent wants to know what to do if their child is unwell and how to recognise the signs. Trust your instincts, you know your child best, so if you are worried get further advice. Click here. 

 

A guide to health & wellbeing for 12 years +

This guide will help to point you in the right direction towards a healthier, less stressful and more rewarding lifestyle. It tells you where you can get help and information and gives you clear and sensible ideas on what to do if you feel you need that extra bit of help.As a young person it is important to start following a healthy lifestyle now in order to avoid any problems when you are older. Healthy habits are easier to get used to as a young person, and they can improve the rest of your life. You will also look and feel better, right now! This guide also contains useful websites, agency advice and information about various key issues. So take a browse and read the sections which are of interest to you. Click here. 

Children aged 0-4

A parent's guide click here

Children aged 5-11

A parent's guide click here

Children aged 12+

A guide to health & wellbeing for 12 years + click here