Parents and carers across mid Essex can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help look after their children’s health.
The free Mid Essex Child Health App is deigned to help parents and carers of children aged from birth to 11 years recognise when their children are unwell; offering handy advice pn some of the most common childhood illnesses and where to seek further treatment, including information signposting to the relevant local services.
The App is available for download on smartphones and tablets from Google Play and Apple app Store by searching 'Mid Essex Child Health'
The Childhood illness app is also available in a booklet form which you can download by clicking the link below which will take you to the CCG webpage
REALLY NORMAL QUESTIONS - IN A NOT SO NORMAL YEAR
The past few months have been hard on everyone, including our kids. But there are lots of things we can do to support them at this time. Better Health - Every Mind Matters will help you find what’s right for your children - whether it’s listening to them talk about the challenges they’re facing or helping them develop skills to cope with their emotions
Be there to listen:
Ask the children and young people you look after how they are doing regularly so they get used to speaking about their feelings
Stay involved in their life: Show interest in their life and the things that are important to them
Support positive routines: Be a positive role model and support positive behaviours including regular bed routines, healthy eating and getting active
Encourage their interests: Being active, creative, learning things and being a part of a team are all good for mental health. Support children and young people to explore their interests
Take what they say seriously: help the children and young people you look after feel valued in what they say and help them work through difficult emotions.
Parenting can be tough, and it's important to make sure you look after your own mental wellbeing as well as your family's. Along with the benefits for you, doing so can also help you support others when they need it. Better Health – Every Mind Matters is here to support you.
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