It can often feel like a real struggle to get the information you really need about your child’s condition and treatment. Consultants can often be confusing and Google can't filter out the bogus information from the really helpful stuff. On this page and you’ll find links to trustworthy information about your child's specific conditions, treatments and medications.
What therapists do and how to find a great one
Find out more about psychologists, physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians & art, music or drama therapists.
Children's medical conditions,
medicines & information
When your doctor or consultant is talking to you about your child’s diagnosis or medicines, it can be difficult to think of all the questions you want to ask. Often the questions come on the ride home, when you’ve had a little time to digest what you’ve been told. Here are some links that we hope will answer some of your questions or sort out your questions before you next see your consultant.
You’ll find information here about a huge range of conditions, clinical trials and medicines.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Here you'll find hundreds of information sheets on conditions and treatments. They also have links to support groups for certain conditions.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
The information in this section describes medicines, how they are given and some of their possible side effects. If you have any questions or are worried about your child's medications then please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Medicines for Children
If you are a parent or carer of a child who needs to take medicines, whether thats once every few years or every day then you'll find good quality and reliable information here.
clinical trials & medical research
You can now search clinical trials worldwide for almost every condition. You can also read everything you want to know about clinical trials and medical research.
On this page you can find lots of information about medicines, including known possible side effects, interactions and dosages.
Tree of Hope
This charity offers hope to the families of sick and disabled children in the UK who need specialist medical surgery, treatment and therapy in order to free them from suffering, giving a better quality to their young lives. Call 01892 535525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Hospice?
Children’s hospices can offer a huge amount of support for children with serious or life-limiting medical conditions. Have a look through the links to find the ones closest to you and then check out their website to see what kind of facilities and help they can offer your whole family.
Help that a hospice might offer...
overnight respite care
sibling support groups
music and art therapy
special events or meeting celebrities
a hydrotherapy pool open to families on a weekly or monthly basis
a safe place to have your child’s birthday party
toys, games and books
Use our directory to find hospices that meet your needs
Information and Support
If your child is struggling with their mental health, then knowing where you can find information and support can make a world of difference to them and your whole family.
More help with Mental Health
Use our directory to see all the different organisations who support mental health
Not sure where to turn?
Contact our helpdesk
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