Child Health

NHS Paediatric HANDI App

The HANDi app aims to provide advice and support to parents and carers when your child is unwell. The app offers simple and straightforward advice and takes you through a series of questions about the symptoms your child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that’s to treat at home, to make a GP appointment, or to head to A&E.

Download the HANDi App for Android phones at Google Play.

For iPhone or iPad you can download it from the app store or iTunes, using the search term ‘HANDi App’.


These days, ‘modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. You’ve taken the first step towards getting yourself or your kids eating well, moving more and living longer just by being here, so welcome to Change4Life!

Telephone: 0300 123 4567*


* Calls to 03 numbers should cost no more than geographic 01 or 02 UK-wide calls, and may be part of inclusive minutes subject to your provider and your call package.

Cornwall S.P.A.C.E. - Action for Children

Services that support disabled young people in their own homes or to access their local community and have fun can make a real difference to them.

Telephone: 0300 123 2112



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


Specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide assessment, advice and treatment for children and young people with severe and complex mental health problems. CAMHS also provide support and advice to their families or carers.

Telephone: 01872 322277



The Cornwall Link

Connecting you to your community. You will find information on a wide range of services, community groups and organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Their aim is to provide individuals, families, carers, volunteers and healthcare professionals with access to services and community based activities that will reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.

Telephone: 01872 266383


Saltash Family Hub

Cornwall’s Family Hubs support children, young people and their families pre-birth to 25 years. We have six Family Hub cluster areas in Cornwall each delivering services to offer help with Relationship and Parenting Support, Child and Family Health, Supporting Families with Complex Needs, Supporting Vulnerable Children Through High-Quality Education and Employment and Training Support.

Telephone: 01752 847419


Vaccination planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule