Child Health

Guide for Parents and Carers

As we adjust to the latest national COVID-19 lockdown, it is important that you know how to access the right advice, guidance and support for your family.

This brief guide highlights a range of resources to help maintain your child’s wellbeing and to address any emotional needs, as well as guidance to help you spot early signs.

Download: Health and Wellbeing Guide for Parents Jan 2021

Mindworks Surrey – CAHMS

Mindworks Surrey is the Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service in the area, supporting children and young people who are feeling very sad, worried, angry or upset. Their website provides children, young people, families and carers with information about services, advice and resources – including how to ask for help in a crisis via the 24/7 Crisis Line.

Website: www.mindworks-surrey.org

Woking Safe Haven

Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.

Website: www.sabp.nhs.uk

Change4Life

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

Website: NHS: Make a change today

Rise Above

Online resource for young people covering a range of topics including relationships, health, mental and wellbeing.

Twitter: @We_RiseAbove

Website: www.riseabove.org.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination and immunisation schedule

Advice for Minor Illnesses and Injuries

Healthy Surrey website provides parents and carers with advice and information on how to manage minor illnesses and injuries in babies and children and clear guidance on when to seek help.

Website: www.healthysurrey.org.uk/children-and-families

YoungMinds

Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

0-19 Advice Line

The 0-19 Advice Line is open 08:00 – 17:00 on weekdays, excluding bank holidays.

Telephone: 01883 340922

Children and Family Health Surrey

Children and Family Health Surrey is the Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age (up to 25 for young adults with additional needs) and their parents and carers.

Telephone: 01883 340 922

Website: www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk

Be Your Best Surrey

Be Your Best is all about helping your family to better health by supporting them to eat better and move more.

Telephone: 01483 517005

Website: www.bybsurrey.org