Child Health

MACS – Supporting Children & Young People

MACS was established in 1990 to provide a range of services for young people. Since then, we have succeeded in developing an approach which is effective and sustainable.

Healthy Start – Vitamins in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland Healthy Start vitamins are distributed via various methods. Depending where you reside in Northern Ireland vitamins are distributed via community pharmacies and through dispensing practices.

Early Years

Early Years is the largest organisation in Northern Ireland working with and for young children. We are a non-profit making organisation and have been working since 1965 to promote high quality childcare for children aged 0 – 12 and their families.
028 9066 2825

Action for Children in Northern Ireland

We are a national charity that supports and speaks out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in Northern Ireland. With over 20 services we are based in the heart of local communities. We help thousands of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people to transform their lives each year and we’ve been doing so for over 15 years, helping more than 8,300 children alone in the last year.

Safer to Know

Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse that can affect any child, anytime, anywhere - regardless of their social or ethnic background.Safeguarding is everyone’s business.
028 9069 0418

Safety netting & parent information sheets

If you have young children and are looking for information relating to different ailments. The Safety netting and parent information sheet has a list of information on a range of different ailments and symptoms.

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together programme relies upon patients and healthcare professionals working together to improve how local healthcare is delivered. The website provide advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.

Action for Children

Every family needs a bit of support from time to time. We’re here to help. We work with families from before children are born until they’re in their twenties. We do this in lots of different ways – in local services, schools and online.We step in early to help build positive relationships. We bring parents together at support groups and in our children’s centres. We offer advice and help with parenting skills. And we never, ever judge.

Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)

Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.

Positive Penguins (age 9-11yrs)

PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.

Contact for families with Disabled children

Contact support families with the best possible guidance and information. For every shape and size of family, whatever they need and whatever their child’s disability
0808 808 3555

SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)

This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.

Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme

Triple P is a parenting programme, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. It’s all about making Triple P work for you.
0207 987 2944

Your Guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats for your Child

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

The Children’s Sleep Charity

We understand how difficult life can be when your child has a sleep issue. Our aim is to support families to get a better night’s sleep by offering workshops, clinics and written materials. We use a behavioural approach to sleep and work in partnership with families, we know that you are the expert on your child. We will bring you the latest news about what is happening around the country and how you can access support.
01302 751 416

NSPCC Helpline

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
0808 800 5000

Childline

Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
0800 1111

NHS 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.

Dyspraxia Foundation

The helpline is available to help you with problems and issues you may encounter; offering help and advice to people with dyspraxia, parents, carers, and families about or on the subject of dyspraxia.
01462 454986

Cleft Lip and Palate Association

The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA) is a small charity working to improve the lives of people born with a cleft and their families in the UK.
020 7833 4883

Healthy Henry

A healthy start for a brighter future. The early years have lifelong effects on health and wellbeing. HENRY supports families to provide the best possible start in life for babies and children.
01865 302973

Change4Life

Change4Life aims to help your family be healthier and happier. Find out more about what’s really in the food your family eats.