Children

Safety netting & parent information sheets

If you have young children and are looking for information relating to different ailments.The Safety netting and parent information sheet has a list of information on a range of different ailments and symptoms.

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provide advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see

When to immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they'll be given.

Relationship Scotland

Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland. Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. Around 40,000 people have contact with our services each year.
0345 119 2020

Wellbeing Scotland

Wellbeing Scotland are a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work.
01324 630 100

The Children’s Sleep Charity

We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child.We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.
01302 751 416

ERIC – The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity

ERIC, The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity has been dedicated for over 30 years to improving the lives of all children and teenagers in the UK facing continence challenges.
0808 169 9949

Children 1st

We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we can help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.
08000 28 2233

Diabetes Scotland

Most publicity centres on the rising numbers of patients with Type 2 diabetes and the association with obesity. However, the numbers of children with Type 1, which is caused by an autoimmune process which attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas, are also rising rapidly -by 2-3% per year in most countries.

Your Guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats for your Child

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

When to immunise

Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they'll be given.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme

Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.
0207 987 2944

Think to drink H20

Water makes up more than half of a child’s body. It is vital children drink enough fluid to maintain a healthy balance.Children become dehydrated by not drinking enough fluid or by losing fluids and not replacing them. If it isn’t treated it can get worse and become a serious problem.Adults need to be a good role model by following this advice.

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC)

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is Scotland’s approach to help children thrive and grow to be all they can be.Children and families are at the centre of all the services working for and with them.

Healthy Start

In Scotland Healthy Start vitamins are distributed via various methods. Depending where you reside in Scotland vitamins are distributed via community pharmacies and through dispensing practices. While some Health Boards distribute vitamins directly via their midwives and health visitors.

Children’s Health Scotland

Children’s Health Scotland is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to informing, promoting and campaigning on behalf of the needs of all sick children and young people within our healthcare system. We make sure children and young people get the healthcare and treatment they need.

Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)

This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.

Positive Penguins (age 9-11yrs)

PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.

SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)

This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.

Headspace (age 12yrs+)

Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.

Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)

Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.

NSPCC Helpline

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
0808 800 5000

Childline

Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
0800 1111

Contact for families with Disabled children

Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability.
0808 808 3555

NHS Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The helpline is available to help you with problems and issues you may encounter; offering help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers, and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.
01462 454986

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is a small charity working to improve the lives of people born with a cleft and their families in the UK.
020 7833 4883

Healthy Henry

A healthy start for a brighter future. The early years have lifelong effects on health and wellbeing. HENRY supports families to provide the best possible start in life for babies and children.
01865 302973

Change4Life

Change4Life aims to help your family be healthier and happier. Find out more about what’s really in the food your family eats.