self help

self help

Mental Health
Children and Young People

It is not always easy to identify what is wrong when your child is ill. The NHS is here to help with various self help guides and online Common health questions - NHS (

If you are worried or unsure about any symptoms please call your GP or NHS 111 (free call) for advice. In an emergency dial 999. (For a BSL interpreter, see NHS 111 - SignVideo)

Apps for health

  • Student Health App on the App Store (
  • Chat Health is a confidential text messaging service which allows students aged 11-19 to contact healthcare professionals for advice.
    The service is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays).
    For more information visit  ChatHealth
  • The Handi app has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses.
  • Healthier Together Launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this website offers a huge range of advice and support for parents and young people. With topics tackling issues from pregnancy through to adolescents.
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