Child Health

Autism

NAS South Gloucestershire branch is a parent-led group run by volunteers who are mainly parents of autistic children or young people who want to help others affected by autism (including Asperger syndrome and pathological demand avoidance).

Website: nassouthgloucestershirebranch

Email: southgloucestershire@nas.org.uk

Young Carers

A young carer is a child or young person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care, assistance or support to any family member (of any age) who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, frail or elderly or is misusing alcohol or substances.

Through its Young Carers Service, Carers Support Centre provides help and support to children aged 8-18, their families and professionals in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Call: 0117 965 2200

Facebook: @CarersBSG

Twitter: @CarersBSG

Website: www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk

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.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Care and Support for Children and Families

South Gloucestershire Council can provide information varying from safeguarding and reporting concerns, to what is being done to support children to have the best start, improving outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability, improving mental health and wellbeing.

Find out about what is on offer to children and young families here.

Happy Maps

The aim of HappyMaps is to signpost parents to mental health resources for their children.

Facebook: @happymaps.co.uk

Instagram: @happymapsuk

Website: www.happymaps.co.uk

HANDi App

HANDi app provides expert support to parents/carers looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses. Guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropriate healthcare setting, and illness information.