Learning tools for parents

When your child is unwell, it is natural to want to find out as much as you can about your child's condition.

We have lots of information that can help.

  • Have a look at our Factsheets for information on specific conditions and their management.
  • We provide workshops for parents and carers for things like managing asthma and anaphylaxis.
  • The Kids Health Bookshop, located at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, has a wide range of publications and fact sheets for parents, children, professionals and the community in general.

Drop in, or order online or over the phone or fax. 

They have a reference library where some publications are available for loan. 

Health websites

Kids Health website provides information about child safety and keeping your family healthy.

The Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare (AWCH) is a national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members who work together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are recognised and met within hospitals and the health care system in Australia.

AWCH Library Resource Index is an index of journal articles covering the psycho-social aspect of child health, illness and hospitalisation.

Visit the NSW Health A - Z Index of Common Health Topics for information on common health topics that may help you to understand the facts about various medical conditions.

Visit the Commonwealth Government's Healthdirect for information on important health topics.