The Big 6

‘The Big 6’ initiative is here to help parents and carers tackle the most common childhood illnesses.

A set of easy-to-understand advice sheets on ‘The Big 6’ illnesses have been created for parents and carers, to give guidance on what action to take if a child is ill.

Please click here for the advice sheets, which feature the most common illnesses in children aged 0-16 and cover:

Head injury
Wheezy child/asthma
Abdominal pain

Included in the advice sheet is information on what the illness is and details of its symptoms.

There are dedicated sections on how parents and carers can help relieve the symptoms along with practical advice to help their child’s recovery. This includes ways to treat your child at home.

Please click below for additional information.

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Page last updated 22 January 2024