Child Health

Help and support is available from many national and local organisations.

Bede House

Bede House is a local Southwark charity, with the flexibility to respond to our area’s changing needs. Government statistics show that some of our neighbourhoods are among the 10% most deprived in Britain. We therefore strive to offer a wide range of support.
020 7237 3881

Southwark Wellbeing Hub Directory

Our directory has over 800 services that are based in and/or serve the borough of Southwark. It is a tool to help you find the support that best fits your needs.

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.

Safety netting & parent information sheets

If you have young children and are looking for information relating to different ailments. The Safety netting and parent information sheet has a list of information on a range of different ailments and symptoms.

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provide advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

The Children’s Sleep Charity

We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child. We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.
01302 751 416

Action for Children

Every family needs a bit of support from time to time. We’re here to help. We work with families from before children are born until they’re in their twenties. We do this in lots of different ways – in local services, schools and online.We step in early to help build positive relationships. We bring parents together at support groups and in our children’s centres. We offer advice and help with parenting skills. And we never, ever judge.

Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)

Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.

Positive Penguins (age 9-11yrs)

PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.

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