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

Useful contacts

Allergy UK
01322 619 898
www.allergyuk.org

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800
www.asthma.org.uk

Caroline Walker Trust
Healthy eating and nutrition.
www.cwt.org.uk/publications

Change4Life
Healthy tips.
www.nhs.uk/change4life

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828
www.capt.org.uk

Dental Helpline
0845 063 1188

Diabetes UK
www.diabetes.org.uk

Family Lives
0808 800 2222
www.familylives.org.uk

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388
www.meningitisnow.org

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

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

Netmums
Parenting advice and information.
www.netmums.com

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk

One You
www.nhs.uk/oneyou

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)
www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk


Call 0300 123 1044 or visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree

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