Childhood Illnesses

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Childhood Illness and Wellbeing Handbook

childhoodillnesswidgetLocal parents, grandparents and carers across mid Essex are now able to seek guidance from a new advice booklet for when their child becomes ill.

The Common Childhood Illnesses and Wellbeing handbook is an extensive and informative guide for anyone who cares for a child aged from birth to 11 years old. It gives advice on how to spot signs of illness and what to do for minor conditions such as coughs and colds, fever, dry skin and rashes, chicken pox, bumps and bruises.

Information on mental health and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and advice on some more serious conditions like meningitis and sepsis is also covered in the booklet. There’s also a handy section on when you should keep your child home from school.

Download your free copy of the handbook by clicking the link below. 

pdf Mid Essex Common Childhood Illness and Wellbeing Handbook (4.69 MB)

Sepsis: act quickly if you suspect a child may be suffering from sepsis

A new sepsis campaign has been launched to help parents spot the symptoms to protect young children and save lives. Click here for more information.

Under 18s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service

Since 1 November 2015, all Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across Southend, Essex and Thurrock are now known as the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) for children and young people. The service is being provided by North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT).

Find out more about EWMHS