Child health

  • Rashes in babies and children

    Many things can cause a rash in babies and children, and they’re often nothing to worry about.

    The NHS provide support for identifying some of the common rashes in babies and children.

    NHS: Rashes in babies and children

  • NHS vaccinations and when to have them

    It’s important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection. Check the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by and contact your GP.

    NHS vaccinations and when to have them

  • Start for Life

    Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

    Start for Life

  • Manchester Safeguarding Partnership

    The Manchester Safeguarding Partnership is made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families across the city of Manchester. This website brings together information for the wider our Manchester community, adults, children, young people and their families; the practitioners and volunteers who work with them; and the residents and businesses who want to help them achieve their aims.

    0161 234 3330

    Manchester Safeguarding Partnership

  • PURPLE Crying

    The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby’s life, which is a normal part of every infant’s development. It begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age.

    Purple Crying

  • Health For Teens

    Aimed at High School students in Greater Manchester covering topics such as emotional/mental health, drugs and alcohol, sex and relationships etc.

    Health For Teens

  • Cry-sis: Support for parents with crying and sleepless babies

    Cry-sis is the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems.

  • Visit from The Stork CIC

    Visit from the Stork CIC is a social enterprise for new parents and parents-to-be across Greater Manchester. Their vision is for all parents to be equipped with the resources they need to maximise their potential and achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their family.
    Telephone: 07402630671
    For more information about Visit from the Stork CIC and COVID-19, please read their information poster.

  • CHAMP (Children’s Health and Monitoring Programme)

    CHAMP helps parents/carers to understand their children’s growth and to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    Telephone: 0797 694 7895

  • West Didsbury Sure Start Children’s Centre

    Sure Start Children’s Centres are places where children under 5 years old and their families can access a wide range of support services and information including early education, childcare, health and family support.
    Telephone: 0161 219 2111 (Tricia Wood)

  • NSPCC Helpline

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

  • ICON: Babies

    About ICON: I – Infant crying is normal, C –Comforting methods can help, O – It’s OK to walk away, N – Never, ever shake a baby. Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.

  • ICON: Young Minds

    Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing.

  • 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.
    Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses