Campaigns and advocacy

Campaigning for improvements in childrens' health, safety and wellbeing in NSW is one of our priorities.

Kids Health is our health promotion unit. We strive to keep children fit, happy, healthy, safe and out of hospital through health and safety promotion, information provision and education.

Come and talk to our health promotion staff, visit the bookshop and lending library. Kid's Health is located on level 2 (street level) of The Children's Hospital at Westmead, opposite The Parent and Carer Resource Centre. You can visit us without appointment between 9.00am and 4.00pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

We publish a comprehensive range of fact sheets about common childhood illnesses, medical conditions and managing the wellbeing of children in hospital.

Every year we run state-wide campaigns to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting Australian children.

'Kids Can Drown Without a Sound!'

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is conducting a state-wide portable pool safety campaign “Kids Can Drown Without a Sound” for English and non-English speaking community groups. A surge in the number of drowning admissions has prompted Emergency and Trauma specialists to call on parents to be vigilant when supervising their children around swimming pools.

The campaign was developed after experts were concerned by the number of children experiencing drowning and near drowning incidents in portable swimming pools.

Resources are available in 16 community languages. Read more at Kids Health.

'Shaking Your Baby is Just Not the Deal'

The most recent resource developed by the Shaken Baby Prevention Project, is a set of postcards aimed at providing men with information about how to respond appropriately to a crying baby, provide strategies for settling a crying baby and encouraging men to ask for help when they need it.

These postcards add to the Project’s existing internationally acclaimed multi-lingual resources including the film, “No Matter How Upset You Feel, Shaking Your Baby is Just Not the Deal!”, pamphlets and posters. Read more at Kids Health.

'Kids Don't Fly!'

An increasing number of children are admitted to Hospital each year as a result of falling from windows and balconies. These falls are often in their own home and can result in death or serious injury. Read more at Kids Health.Read more about: