Children and Young People

Young Person leaflet

This information leaflet has been designed specifically for young people to let you know about the services we offer at the practice and how to access them.

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When patients at the Burdwood Surgery turn 16, we send out a letter informing them of our services and how we can help. If you didn’t receive this letter in the post when your turned 16, you can read it here.

If you haven’t done so already, please also fill out our Over 16 Data Form or come into the surgery to collect a copy so we can make sure we have the correct and most recent details for you.

Child Sepsis Leaflet

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition and needs emergency treatment, usually in hospital. The symptoms of sepsis may be vague and not specific. If your child is unwell with either a fever or very low temperature (or has had a fever in the last 24 hours), just ask: Could it be sepsis?

This leaflet has been produced in collaboration with The UK Sepsis Trust. This is a UK charity that is committed to raising awareness of sepsis and improving the care patients with sepsis receive.

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Reading's Children's Single Point of Access referral form

Brighter Futures for Children has moved to a new multi-agency notification form which replaces the current CSPoA referral form.

Please find the referral form on their website:

Please read the information on this page before starting the form.

The form can only be accessed from that page.

BHFT Children's Toolkit

The Children and Young People’s Integrated Therapies (CYPIT) in Berkshire have designed a toolkit for school aged children and young people to support families, carers and professionals who are concerned about a child or young person’s development.

View the leaflet

Emotional Health Academy

The Emotional Health Academy (EHA) is West Berkshire’s early intervention emotional health service. The service opened in April 2016 and works alongside services in the public and voluntary sector, including GPs and schools, to strengthen wellbeing and resilience in West Berkshire children, young people and families. We support children and young people aged zero to 18.


Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions

NHS Choices – Childhood Illness


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children.

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Mental Health problems in Children and Young People

Looking after a child or young person who has emotional or mental health problems can be very hard. This leaflet offer guidance on how to best support your child and there to find further advice and help with their mental health.

Guidance leaflet for Parents and Carers

Mental Wellbeing - West Berks Council

West Berkshire Council have produced a parent’s guide for mental health and wellbeing, which includes sources of local support, advice and services for parents and carers of children and young people.

Find out more

Parenting Special Children

Providing specialist support for Berkshire Families who have children and young people with special needs.


Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks.

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The Edge Berkshire

The Edge offers a non-judgemental and confidential service for young people up to the age of 18, who have drug or alcohol concerns, living in West Berkshire. The Edge is a really friendly environment where young people can feel relaxed and safe. The Edge is in Newbury town centre, but a worker can see young people at school, home or anywhere else they feel comfortable.


West Berkshire LSCB

The West Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board is there to ensure that everyone is working together towards the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. It is independently chaired and consists of senior representatives of all the principal agencies and organisations working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in West Berkshire.


Speech and Language Clinic

The Speech & Language Therapy Department of West Berkshire Community Hospital will be running drop in centres. Find out more

MMR Vaccine

All Children in the UK are usually offered the MMR vaccine at 12 months and again at 3 years and 4 months, which means they would be fully protected against these diseases by the time they start primary school.

If your child is not up to date with their MMR Vaccines it is not too late to get this done! Read More…

East Berkshire: 01753 636 759
West Berkshire: 0118 920 7575

Autism Berkshire

Our mission is to help and support anyone living with autism in Berkshire. We aim to enhance the current provision of services and support, with the purpose of improving the quality of life of people with autism and giving them maximum independence.


Telephone: 01189 594 594

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point.

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Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever.

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children.

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Health Visitor Clinics

Health visitors continue to monitor children under school age. All clinics are now held at the North Thatcham Children’s Centre, Park Lane Thatcham.

This is NOT a drop in service. Please call the Health Visitor Duty Line on 0300 303 3944 to book an appointment. The Duty Line is open 09:00 – 16:30 Monday to Friday.

Little Blue Book of Sunshine

Teenagers across Berkshire West are getting help and tips on dealing with mental health problems from a ‘Little Blue Book of Sunshine’.

The book, which has been commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups, has been delivered to every secondary school in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire for pupils aged 14 and above to keep and refer to whenever they are feeling blue.

Download a copy

Mental Health Support Directory for Children and Young People

A wealth of information for children and young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health support in Berkshire West.

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MindEd is a free online e-learning resource for everyone with a duty of care for children and young people, whether this be through their work or outside it in a voluntary or charitable capacity. This could be as a counsellor, teacher or police officer or equally as an athletics or football coach or through involvement with the Scouts or Guides.


Parents Mental Health Guide

Being a parent is not always an easy task, however it can be so rewarding to see your child thrive and grow. To ensure that your child has the best opportunities it is vital for you both to understand mental wellbeing and the impacts of mental health stigma.

View the Guide

The Berkshire Child Health App

A new app has been created with advice on a wide range of common childhood illnesses.

Download on:

Information poster

Parent’s Guide to common childhood illnesses and well-being

Time to Talk West Berkshire

Time to Talk West Berkshire is an independent charity providing FREE confidential counselling services to young people in need, aged 11 to 25.


Telephone: 01635 760331