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Children and Young People







  • Young Minds Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.




Coping with Chronic illness


For children






For families


  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has facts for families information  sheets which include chronic illness, grief, Children and AIDS, obesity, Teen pregnancy


  • Contact a Family provides information and support for families of children with a variety of conditions  


  • SIBs supports brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults 


  • Starlight supports seriously ill or terminally ill children 



For clinicians

For children



For older children and familes



For families


Useful information on cystic fibrosis can be found in the following site:






For children,  families and clinicians




For children and families





Eating Disorders

  • b-eat provides resources for young people, families and professionals on all aspects of eating problems.



Medically unexplained symptoms

For parents and teachers





For Children




For children and families




For professionals





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