Child Health

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Team offer a universal service for all families with children aged 0 – 5 years.

Website: www.bcpft.nhs.uk/health-visiting

CAMHS

Specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide assessment, advice and treatment for children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems. CAMHS also provide support and advice to their families or carers.

Telephone: 01872 322 277

Website: www.dwmh.nhs.uk/camhs-dudley

Email: cpn-tr.earlyhelphub@nhs.net

Dudley's Local Offer

Dudley’s Local Offer includes information and services for children and young people with the most complex of needs and with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), as well as children and young people who have less complex needs but their additional needs mean they require Special Educational Needs (SEN) support.

Website: Dudley’s Local Offer

Early Help

Early Help is taking action early to provide support where problems are emerging for children, young people and their families. Early help support may be provided at any point in a child or young person’s life.

Website: Early Help for Children and Families

Here4YOUth

This service is for young people (now up to the age of 25yrs) by offering a safe space to talk about any worries or concerns you may have. With this service you do not need to book an appointment, you can just go in and meet the team which offer you the support and assist in finding the right support for you.

Website: www.cranstoun.org/services/young-people/here4youth-dudley/

Is my Child Too Ill For School?

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. These simple guidelines should help.

Website: NHS: Is my child to ill for school?

SHOUT

This services offers a 24/7 free text service which gives people immediate help with mental health to help people struggling find ways to cope. To get access to this service text “SHOUT” to 85258.

Text: 85258

Website: www.giveusashout.org

FamilyLine 

This service is for supporting adult family members aged 18 and over. This can be support via telephone, text, email and web chat. This service aims to provide immediate and long term emotional and listening support for the member. This service is open Monday – Friday at 09:00-15:00 and 18:00-21:00.

Telephone: 0808 802 6666

Text: 07537 404 282

Website: Family Action: Family Line

Email: familyline@family-action.org.uk

Samaritans

This service offers support and advice to young people to help build emotional resilience towards mental health. The service offers this support 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to ensure that people in need of someone to talk to the advice and support that then need when they need it.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Email: jo@smaritans.org

YoungMinds

This service gives people support for mental health and to have resilience to over come difficult times. For parents seeking help for their children, they are open Monday to Friday 09:30-16:00.

Telephone: 0808 802 5544

Text: 85258

Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

Speech and Language Therapy

They provide universal, targeted and specialist services that supply specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapy for children and young people with communication and/or feeding/swallowing difficulties.

Website: www.dudley.gov.uk/speech-and-language-therapy-service

Change4Life

Change4Life aims to ensure parents have the essential support and tools they need to make healthier choices for their families. Modern life can mean people are a lot busier, less active, and more reliant on convenience and fast food than we used to be.

Website: www.nhs.uk/change4life

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

They are dedicated to supporting children, young people and families in the Dudley borough.

Website: Dudley Borough Council

Gingerbread

This service offers advice and support to single parent families. The advice and support ranges from contact arrangements with the other parent, child maintenance, legal help and responsibilities, benefit calculator and a search for grants you may be eligible for.

Telephone: 0207 428 5400

Website: www.gingerbread.org.uk/what-we-do/contact-us

I CAN

This service provides parents/carers information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communications skills. Children who need help with this development may struggle at nursery due to being unable to communication fully. This service is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 09:30 to 16:30.

Telephone: 020 7843 2544

Website: www.ican.org.uk/

Mind- For young people

This service offers support and advice to young people as well as parents to help in understanding mental health so that no-one feels isolated. It provides information on how to understand and ways to deal with mental health and wellbeing and how to find the right support by providing contact information for different organisations to find the right support.

Telephone: 0208 215 2243

Website: www.mind.org.uk/information-support

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

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: www.kooth.com

Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule