Common childhood illnesses & well-being
A parent's guide for children aged 5-11
Useful contacts

Useful contacts

Livewell Southwest
Mount Gould Local Care Centre,
200 Mount Gould Road, Mount Gould, Plymouth PL4 7PY.
01752 434700

General Enquiries
For general enquiries, or to be directed to a specific service or individual,
please contact our switchboard
on 01752 268011 or 0845 155 8100

POD (Patient Online Directory)
The POD website is a key part of Plymouth City Council’s
plans to offer greater choice and control for people
who need social care and health services.
You can find information about the full range of services
and support available in the city.

If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
01752 668000

Health visiting

North locality

South locality
01752 435169

East locality
01752 435370


West locality
01752 434008

School nursing
01752 434119

Children’s speech and language
01752 434119

Minor Injuries Unit
Cumberland Centre Plymouth 01752 434390 open 08:30-21:00
Kingsbridge TQ7 1AT 01548 852349 open 09:00-17:00
Tavistock Hospital PL19 8LD 01822 612233 open 08:00-22:00

Dental access centre (DAC)
For enquiries about finding a dentist 0845 002 0034
01392 822348

Family nurse partnership (FNP)
01752 434314

Health professional and self-referral for smoking cessation,
e-cigarette support and other services.
01752 437177
click onto Wellbeing top bar to show range of services available.

Allergy UK
01322 619 898

Asthma UK
0300 222 5800

Caroline Walker Trust
Healthy eating and nutrition.

Healthy tips.

Child Accident Prevention Trust
020 7608 3828

Dental Helpline
0845 063 1188

Diabetes UK

Family Lives
0808 800 2222

Institute of Health Visiting
0808 800 2222

Meningitis Now
0808 80 10 388

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247

National At-home Dad Network
Dad’s views, chat, news and support.

Parenting advice and information.

NHS Choices

Red Cross
Information on CPR (kiss of life)

To find an NHS dentist
Call NHS 111 or visit

Call 0300 123 1044 or visit

NHS 111

If you think you need help urgently during the day or night you should call NHS 111 before you go to any other health service. By calling NHS 111 you will be directed straight away to the local service that can help you best. It is free to call, including from a mobile, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

When should I call NHS 111?

  • When you need help fast but it’s not life-threatening.

  • When you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service.

  • When it’s outside of your GP’s surgery hours.

  • When you do not know who to call for medical help.

  • If you do not have a local GP to call.

Call 999 in an emergency