Children's Health

Salford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are specialist NHS services. It is a term for all services that work with children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. Salford’s main CAMHS service is an outpatient service of assessment and treatment of serious mental health difficulties for under-18s.

Telephone: 0161 211 7260


Common Childhood Illnesses

Treating your child’s illness yourself or with advice and medicines from your local pharmacy can often be the easiest and quickest way to help your child feel better. Be prepared by keeping at home what you need, for example paracetamol, a digital thermometer and plasters.

Common childhood illnesses include:

Chicken Pox

Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease


Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Childhood Illness Visual Guide

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Child Vaccinations (Immunisations)

Please talk to your GP, Practice Nurse, or Health Visitor if you have any questions or worries about vaccinations. Please bring your child’s Red Book when you come to an appointment.

Children in Manchester are also routinely offered the BCG vaccination shortly after birth to protect against tuberculosis – you will be invited by the Health Visitor service for this.

See the NHS Vaccination Schedule

Manchester Choose Well information

Vaccine Knowledge Project

Health Visitors

Every family with a child under the age of four and a half has access to a Health Visitor and their team. The service is delivered through home visits, contact in the community and telephone calls as necessary.


CHAMP (Children's Health and Monitoring Programme)

Manchester initiative CHAMP helps parents/carers to understand their children’s growth and achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Telephone: 0797 694 7895



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, chickenpox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Vaccination Planner

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

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Early Help

Every family has its ups and downs. Being a parent is hard work and there is nothing to be ashamed of in asking for help. Manchester’s Early Help service could help in a number of ways. Just talk to your GP, Health Visitor or other professional working with your family for a referral, or view the following information.

Could you do with extra support?

Early Help For Parents & Young People Services Directory