Little child, boy, hugging his mother and a teddy bear

Some resources about how to talk to kids about trauma - they might help with talking to children affected by the Christchurch tragedy.

Boy with measles rash on face

Measles is a serious disease and very easy to catch. Make sure your kids are immunised against measles.

A baby with whooping cough

Young babies with whooping cough can become very ill and end up in hospital. They can catch whooping cough from family members so make sure you, your older children and extended family are up-to-date with immunisations.

A child having moisturiser put on her arm

Find out how you can reduce eczema's impact on your child's quality of life. Use lots of moisturiser - at least twice a day, more if possible. Use it all over the body, including the face.

Meningicoccal rash on an ear

Babies and children with meningococcal disease can get sick very quickly. Take your child to a doctor urgently if they appear very ill, especially if there is a rash.

Treating a child for head lice using a fine-tooth head lice comb

Head lice are small insects that live on the human scalp. They are common and cause concern and frustration for parents, children and young people. Dimethicone lotion is a very effective treatment that your family doctor can prescribe - check out our step by step guide.