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Child Health

Mental Health 

First Response


Help in a crisis - if a child or young person under the age of 18 is experiencing a mental health crisis, you can now access Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) 24/7.

Self-referrals are accepted from children/young people and their parents/carers. 

Please contact 0808 196 8708 (Freephone)

In the event of an emergency, please call 999.

A list of helpful resources, apps and organisations to support children, families and young people can be found here.

General Health


Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call them on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

HANDi Paediatric app 

The HANDi paediatric app gives up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. Click here to download the app (free on any Apple or Android device).


Why vaccination is safe and important

NHS vaccinations and when to have them

The Little Orange Book - expert advice on helping babies and young children when they're poorly (pdf)

Please see below for a list of other useful links and resources. Also please visit our self-help apps page to download helpful & relevant apps.