Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices — Childhood Illness. If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, let their teacher know. If your child has chickenpox , keep them off school until all the spots have crusted over.
Encourage them not to touch the blister or kiss anyone while they have the cold sore, or to share things like cups and towels. Do get advice from your pharmacist. Encourage your child not to rub their eyes and to wash their hands regularly. But if they have a fever, keep them off school until the fever goes. If your child has a fever, keep them off school until the fever goes away. Encourage your child to throw away any used tissues straight away and to wash their hands regularly.
See how to get rid of them. Keep them off school until all the sores have crusted over and healed, or for 48 hours after they start antibiotic treatment. Encourage your child to wash their hands regularly and not to share towels, cups and so on with other children at school. You can still send your child to school if they have a sore throat. But if they also have a fever, they should stay at home until it goes away. Children with diarrhoea or vomiting should stay away from school for 2 days after their symptoms have gone. Refer yourself.
Free, confidential service offering information, support and advice to parents and carers who may be concerned about their children and drug, alcohol and solvent use or misuse. Spectrum FYP is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people aged under 18, young adults up to the age of 25 and their families in Hertfordshire.
They offer a range of services including one-to-one sessions with a recovery worker, group work and access to counselling. HAPAS is an independent agency promoting the prevention of alcohol misuse and concerned with helping those harmed directly or indirectly by alcohol throughout Hertfordshire.
Drinking a bit too much can sneak up on you. Our free drinks tracker app makes it easy to keep an eye on the booze and take control with daily tips and feedback. Download on the Apple App Store. Download on the Android App Store.
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Talk online. Find a Local Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting. Age UK Hertfordshire provides vital services which focus on the needs of older people in Hertfordshire. Information, advice and support will be offered and it will be a welcoming place to have a chat on the last Friday of the month. Regular events and social activities are also organised. Improve your mobility, reduce aches and pains and increase your self-confidence with a new wellbeing programme for older people, anyone with mobility problems, carers and more.
These friendly sessions combine gentle exercise and movement with time to socialise over tea. Sessions held in Hoddesdon, Wormley and Waltham Cross. If the answer is yes then why not try Active Herts. Active Herts has a variety of low impact exercise sessions which have been set up in the local area including swimming, exercise classes, health walks and many more. All these sessions have been designed to cater for people who are new to exercise and are looking to become more active to self-manage a medical condition.
The great thing about Active Herts is that all participants who sign up can receive 12 weeks of free exercise sessions and 12 months of continued support from the local Get Active Specialist. Driven by Hertfordshire County Council and Herts Sports Partnership, the campaign aims to introduce and develop more physical activity for all of the family with lots of events and activities throughout the year. Over the next 12 months we will help to promote through your surgery website and also through our Facebook and Twitter pages leavalleyhealth.
Broxbourne Health Walks Walking for Health. Bencroft Wood walk details. Sculpture Trail walk details. Breathe Easy Hertford are the local support group of the British Lung Foundation, the only UK charity dedicated to helping people with any form of lung condition. View details of local group meetings. Living Well with Isabel can offer a range of courses and activities to support you if you are living with a long term condition, these educate, support and help with your physical and psychological wellbeing, see the website for more information, or why not get out and volunteer, you will make friends and help the organisation offer more services to more people, details also on the website.
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NCT Branches are your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be. Follow these steps. Your six week post natal check. Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here — NHS — Your Pregnancy and Baby Care. The Community Mental Health Services are a community based assessment and treatment service for people suffering mental health problems aged between 18 — 65 years.
It has tools to help keep people safe in times of crisis, details of the emergency or support services to contact in Hertfordshire; a self-care section and a LifeBox for storing special memories including photos and inspirational quotes. The service treats emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents.
Working across Hertfordshire, offering support to anyone in the county who is over the age of 18 and facing a mental health problem, or caring for those who are. Our PANDAS Support Group is here to listen and can make all the difference, come and visit us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month for some support, advice and to meet some friendly faces. No Need to book, just come along. The weekly sessions will offer an opportunity for people to make music in a friendly and welcoming environment and explore their creativity.
An online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day days a year. Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness.
Find a Local Mental Health Services. One You — Feeling Stressed? Long acting reversible contraception guide. View the information leaflet. All clinics offer a free and confidential service to everyone regardless of age or gender. Services available clinic include Screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, contraceptive advice and supplies during Family Planning clinics , emergency contraception during contraception clinics , sexual health information and safer sex advice, Hepatitis B vaccinations.
Herts Aid is an HIV and sexual health charity providing support, educational and clinical services across Hertfordshire. Commissioned by Hertfordshire County Council, we provide a range of services to support people living with HIV and their families, as well as Rapid HIV testing, Chlamydia screening, and education and awareness sessions in HIV and Sexual health to schools, colleges, universities, other professionals and the general public. Hertfordshire Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre: This is a free and confidential telephone and face to face counselling and information service for women who have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in their lives.
Working in partnership with the NHS, SH provides STI testing, diagnosis and treatment, oral contraception, the morning after pill and specialist remote clinical support. They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find a Local Sexual Health Clinic. In Hertfordshire there are over local stop smoking services across the county offering professional specialist advice to support to you with your quit attempt. Their stop smoking specialists offer friendly and non-judgemental support weekly for up to 12 weeks or group support at workplaces.
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If you are pregnant and considering an abortion, you probably have many questions and worries going through your mind right now. Unplanned pregnancies are very common and one in three women will decide to have an abortion in their lifetime. So you are not alone. For treatment options please visit the Marie Stopes Website.
The East of England Ambulance Service EEAST , the new care taker provider of non-urgent patient transport services, is putting in place new arrangements to provide transport services in Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire County Council are piloting an on referral scheme to offer a FREE 12 week subscription to either Slimming World or Weight Watchers for Hertfordshire patients who are registered to a GP practice in the county and who meet the criteria.
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