A new App has been put together with health care workers across Essex, which provides self-care and advice to parents of children aged 0-11. It will support parents in knowing what to do if their child is unwell.

It is normal to feel anxious when your child is ill. Sometimes their illness is obvious – they may have visible symptoms such as a runny nose. At other times it isn’t as easy to identify the problem even though you know your child best and can spot if something is wrong. Most illnesses such as sore throats and ear ache get better by themselves but it’s important that parents know what to do if their child is unwell and how to recognise the signs.


The new NHS Essex Child Health app has been designed to give parents, grandparents and carers across Essex NHS advice at their fingertips, to help look after their children’s health and recognise when they are unwell.

The app is free to download for both Android and Apple. Just search for ‘NHS Essex Child Health' 


Maldon Healthy Family Team

The Essex Healthy Family Team in Maldon has a dedicated team of professionals holding a range of skills and qualifications to support expectant mothers during pregnancy and after the birth up to the age of 19.

We deliver child and family health services, provide on-going additional services for vulnerable children and families and help other services in safeguarding and protecting children.

The team is made up of health visitors, school nurses, staff nurses and community health workers.


Dengie Healthy Family Delivery Site

Dengie Family Hub is a warm and friendly centre for families. We welcome children, young people and their families and provide access to support and services to help children and families achieve the best start.

Our wide range of services include family health drop-in sessions with a health visitor and the family wellbeing team, and fun play activities for children aged 0-4.

We want parents and carers to have access to services and networks which will empower and help them support their family.

Please feel free to contact us or come along and meet the Barnardo’s team leading the groups and activities, for a full list, please see the timetable below.

Dengie Healthy Family Delivery Site is based in Ormistion Rivers Academy Burnham-On-Crouch and is part of Maldon Family Hub, which covers all of Maldon District.


A guide for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding has been developed for more information about COVID-19 vaccination.

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