Child Health Advice

Vaccination planner

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

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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, chicken pox and warts.


Lothian Specialist Child Healthy Weight Support

‚ÄčA programme which helps children, young people and families to make small, sustainable lifestyle changes

The programme includes:

  • An initial assessment with a specialist dietitian
  • 1:1 family support
  • Diet and lifestyle advice
  • Behaviour change techniques
  • 8 session programme, with appointments every 2 weeks (or as lead by the family)

These sessions are currently provided online by our specialist weight management Dietitians, with face to face options available if needed.

Psychology support
We understand that physical and emotional wellbeing are connected, therefore it may be helpful for our families to work with our psychology team who have specialist skills in children and adolescent mental health, if this is appropriate.

Physical activity
We have Exercise Specialists on our team who can work with families or on a 1:1 basis with the child or young person, for those who are unable to participate in the group programme. We can tailor this support to what suits the child, young person or family best.


Please use the self-referral form for direct referrals to the Child Healthy Weight / Get Going programmes.

Phone: 0131 537 9169
Address: Woodlands House, Astley Ainslie Hospital, 74 Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, EH9 2TB