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Children & Young Peoples Out of Hours Advice Line

Cheshire and Wirral NHS Partnership Trust’s children and young peoples out of hours advice line, provides mental health services to children and young people, their families and concerned professionals outside of usual business hours.

All Clinicians you speak to are trained in different backgrounds and have experience and knowledge of a range of mental health difficulties. 

> Are you a young person struggling with your mental health?

> Are you worried about your child’s mental health? 

> Are you an adult working with a young person and are concerned about their mental health?

Contact our advice line for advice, support and resources.

Mon – Fri        5.00pm   – 10.00pm
Weekends     12.00pm – 8.00pm

01244 397644

You can also visit http://www.mymind.org.uk/ to find out more information about children and young peoples mental health services.

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Children & Young Peoples Advice Line

If you are worried or concerned about a young persons mental health, you can now access mental health advice and support outside if usual working hours by calling the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts advice line.

Children and Young Persons Mental Health Advice Line Information Poster

Children and Young Persons Mental Health Advice Line Information Leaflet

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Childhood Illnesses

Childhood Illnesses

It can be worrying as a parent when your child is poorly. 

The tools on this page are aimed at helping you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child and if you can care for them at home or if you need to seek medical help.

This visual guide from NHS Choices will help you identify common illnesses and conditions that may affect your child and if you can care for them at home.
Childhood Illnesses – a visual guide 

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Scabies

Scabies

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin. 

Scabies is usually spread through prolonged periods of skin-to-skin contact with an infected person, or through sexual contact.

It can take up to eight weeks for the symptoms of scabies to appear after the initial infection. This is known as the incubation period.

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Threadworm

Threadworm

Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that infect the large intestine of humans. Threadworms are a common type of worm infection in the UK, particularly in children under the age of 10.

The worms are white and look like small pieces of thread. You may notice them around your child’s bottom or in their poo.

They don’t always cause symptoms, but people often experience itchiness around their bottom or vagina. It can be worse at night and disturb sleep.

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Oral thrush in babies

Oral Thrush in Babies

Oral thrush in babies and young children is a fungal infection in the mouth that’s usually harmless and easily treatable.

Signs of oral thrush in babies

The main sign of oral thrush is a white coating on your baby’s tongue, although there may also be white patches elsewhere in the mouth.

This coating may look like curd or cottage cheese and usually can’t be rubbed off easily.

If your baby has a white coating on their tongue that does rub off easily, it’s more likely to be milk coating the tongue and not thrush.

Babies may not seem bothered by the patches, but they may be reluctant to feed – or keep detaching from the breast during feeds – if they’re sore.

There may also be associated nappy rash caused by the same infection that needs to be treated as well.