Child Health


‘How you Feel Matters, Getting Help in Bedfordshire’ is based on the iThrive principles, this collaborative piece of work has been co-produced with parents/carers and young people from the CAMHS participation group.

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

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.


Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMH) provides outpatient assessments, support and treatment for children experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems in young people up to the age of 18.

(Dunstable) 01582 707635
(Mid-Bedfordshire) 01234 893301 or 01234 893300



Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.


Health Visitors

If you pay your council tax to Central Bedfordshire Council please call 01525 631199 (Ampthill)

If you pay your council tax to Milton Keynes Council please call 01908 355175 (Neath Hill)

When Should I Worry?

Your guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats in children.

When Should I Worry?


Mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people.


Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.



ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything -no problem is too big or too small.



Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.


Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.


Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule