Children’s Health

For help and support for children’s health in the local area please see the pages below

Asthma in Children

Does your child have asthma? Are you a young person aged 5-17 years with asthma? Being in control of asthma is so important at all ages, but especially for children ... [continue] Asthma in Children


Bronchiolitis is a common chest infection in young children. It usually occurs in children under 12 months of age. To find out more about the signs and symptoms and how ... [continue] Bronchiolitis


Children’s Health and Monitoring Programme (CHAMP) is a Manchester initiative that helps parents and carers understand their children’s growth and to help them achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You ... [continue] CHAMP

Child vaccinations (immunisations)

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. Please talk to your ... [continue] Child vaccinations (immunisations)

Children’s Eczema

An NHS nurse was asked what advice they’d give to parents of children with Eczema – and this is what they said. Eczema in Children leaflet

Children’s Centres

There are a number of children’s centres across Manchester that offer a variety of friendly activities, events, help and support to families of children aged 0 to 5 years with ... [continue] Children’s Centres

Common childhood illnesses

All children experience common illnesses like coughs, colds and chickenpox and having a fever is often a normal part of this. Treating your child’s illness yourself or with advice and ... [continue] Common childhood illnesses

Coughs in Children

This leaflet contains information about how to look after a child who has a cough (not due to asthma). Coughs in Children leaflet

Creative Arts for Health

A programme of activities at Manchester Museum and the city’s art galleries. Find out more. Open Doors @ Manchester Art Gallery A monthly session at for autistic children and their ... [continue] Creative Arts for Health

Early Help

Every family has its ups and downs. Being a parent is hard work and there is nothing to be ashamed of in asking for help. Manchester’s Early Help service could help ... [continue] Early Help

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, a temperature of 38ºC (100.4ºF) or above is a fever. Website: Fever In Children leaflet

Health Visitors

Manchester Health Visiting Service offers comprehensive advice and support to parents and carers of children from pre-birth to four and a half years. A health visitor is a registered nurse ... [continue] Health Visitors

Infant Feeding

All babies feed differently and all will have their different habits and patterns. This is why it’s quite difficult to say what is normal this leaflet contains an explanation of ... [continue] Infant Feeding

Is my child too ill for school?

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help. Website:


M-Thrive is a community emotional health and wellbeing services for children and young people. See the M-Thrive Leaflet for more information. Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Hulme, Manchester M15 ... [continue] M-Thrive

Nutrition for Infants and Children

A great resource page with information about diet for infants and children, including weaning information, weaning for a vegetarian baby, and for babies and toddlers using an Asian Diet. Website:

The Little Orange Book

A complete guide to all childhood illnesses, what to do when, and who best to turn to if you need advice. An absolute must-read for every parent of young children. ... [continue] The Little Orange Book

Date published: 4th December, 2020
Date last updated: 4th December, 2020