Things to look out for include:
- Frequent difficulty in sleeping
- Withdrawal from social situations
- Avoiding activities that they usually like
- Self-harm or neglecting themselves
Use the links below from Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System to access further advice on child health:
- Southend Health Visitors and School Nurses Service
- Thurrock 0-19 Brighter Futures Healthy Families service & Children’s Centres
The Boloh Helpline offers free, confidential advice in multiple languages to help support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children, young people and their families.
or call 0800 151 2605
For urgent or long-lasting medical problems, the NHS 111 service provides:
- Access to local healthcare services
- Medication options
- Scheduling of face-to-face appointments
- Guidance on when to access the emergency services
Their online services also provide advice for children over 5.