Common childhood illnesses & well-being
A parent's guide for children aged 5-11
Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800

Caroline Walker Trust
Healthy eating and nutrition.

Healthy tips.

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

Dental Helpline
0845 063 1188

Diabetes UK

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

National At-home Dad Network
Dad’s views, chat, news and support.

Parenting advice and information.

NHS Choices

One You

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit

Call 0300 123 1044 or visit

NHS 111

If you think you need help urgently during the day or night you should call NHS 111 before you go to any other health service. By calling NHS 111 you will be directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. It is free to call, including from a mobile, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When should I call NHS 111?

  • When you need help fast but it’s not life-threatening.

  • When you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.

  • When it’s outside of your GP’s surgery hours.

  • When you do not know who to call for medical help.

  • If you do not have a local GP to call.

Call 999 in an emergency