Have you had your Flu Jab?

Stockport’s NHS is struggling to cope with the surge in influenza (flu) especially affecting children aged under 5. Emergency Hospital beds in Greater Manchester are full. The best way to protect your child (and everyone else in your household) is to get your child vaccinated before Christmas. Please call into the practice as your passing,

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Child Health

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects muscle control and movement. It affects about 1 in every 400 children in the UK. It is usually caused by an injury to the brain before, during or after birth, but there may be no obvious single reason. The main causes include: infection in the early part of pregnancy lack of oxygen to the brain abnormal brain development a genetic link but this is quite rare

Keep Baby In Mind

Another National Lockdown means that now more than ever we need to keep baby in mind and be curious about their experience of any risks experienced by their parents. Mental health difficulties can stir up big feelings. With big feelings can come risk to both parents and their babies. Risk can be greater when it is out of sight and without support.

basis – Baby sleep info source

This website presents research evidence about biologically normal sleep for human babies. We discuss how infant sleep may vary due to cultural behaviours and expectations such as what babies are fed, where they sleep, and how we interpret their needs. This information is for; a) parents who wish to make informed choices about infant sleep and night-time care b) health practitioners who wish to share evidence-based information with parents about infant sleep.

Cry-sis -Parent with crying and sleepless babies

In 1981 a small group of parents, who were experiencing problems with their crying and sleepless babies, set up a support group. They discovered how important support is and how reassuring it can be to talk to someone. Today that support group has become Cry-sis, the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems. From modest beginnings Cry-sis has become a well-respected national charity.

Purple Crying

The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time.

Proud 2B Parents

Proud 2 b Parents is an inclusive organisation, for all routes to parenthood. We are run by and deliver services for LGBT+ parents/ carers to be , LGBT+ parents/ carers and their children living in Greater Manchester.

Spoons Neonatal Family Support

Our aim is to alleviate stress and reduce the isolation of families who experience neonatal care.

Dad Matters

We aim to help dads have successful relationships with their families, and to support dads with anxiety, stress and mental health issues. We hope to get dads engaged with services that have traditionally been targeted at mums, and to train & support volunteer dads to work with us. We work directly with services that support Dads, families and especially babies to increase engagement and knowledge across the sector. We want to make sure dads know how important they are.

Best beginnings

Feeling isolated during this COVID-19 pandemic? Worried or anxious about your pregnancy or new baby? We are here to help you. In addition to providing ongoing 24/7 support through our NHS approved Baby Buddy app, we are also offering free online Group and 1:1 Support to new and expectant mums, dads and other non-birth parents until the end of March. We have have partnered with Barnardo's on their See, Hear, Respond programme and with Bethel Health, Prosperitys and MumsAid to support you.

Home Start

Being a parent has never been easy. It can be lonely, frustrating, heart breaking and over-whelming. Life-changing events can happen to anyone. That is why Home-Start is ready to support families through their toughest times. Every Home-Start volunteer is trained to help them work alongside you to overcome the challenges you are facing. We work with you to build on your strengths and give you the support that you tell us that you need

Supporting Children with Arthritis

Supporting Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) CCAA is a charity supporting children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in England and Wales. The charity is run by a group of volunteers who have been affected by the condition through personal experiences. They are extremely passionate about supporting families and providing a local support network around the UK for children with arthritis and their families. Support can mean different things to different people. So whether i
020 3781 7120

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

We run Stepping Hill Hospital, and other specialist centres, as well as community health services for Stockport. You can find telephone details of wards, our services and view our main hospitals and community centres. Our stroke services have been officially ranked as the best in England – and urology and orthopaedic services at Stepping Hill Hospital are highly-rated nationally.
0161 483 1010

Stockport Information and Childcare Directory

Here you will find information regarding services available for children, young people and adults in Stockport.

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

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.

Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)

This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry

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