Child Health

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Flying Start

Flying Start is aimed at families with children aged up to four living in certain areas including Brecon. It includes free quality childcare, family support through Incredible Years programmes, intensive Health Visitor support, and support for language development.

Telephone: 01597 826114

Facebook: @PowysFlyingStart

Twitter: @PowysFS



Powys Young Persons' Substance Misuse Service

Powys Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service (YPSMS) is part of a range of services offered to adults and young people in Powys with substances misuse issues.

Telephone: 0300 777 2258




The NSPCC works to protect children from abuse.

Telephone if you’re worried about a child: 0808 800 5000

Telephone if you’re under 18: 0800 1111


Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Children in Wales

Children in Wales is the national umbrella body for organisations and individuals who work with children, young people and their families in Wales.

Telephone: 0292 034 2434

Twitter: @ChildreninWales

Vimeo: @childreninwales



Childline is there for you, whatever’s on your mind, to support and guide you, providing tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, which can help you feel more in control.

Telephone: 0800 1111


Family Lives

Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.

Telephone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 09:00-21:00 and Saturday to Sunday, 10:00-15:00)


Relate for children and young people

Relate is a confidential space for young people to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions. It provides a live chat service to connect to a trained counsellor. Relate also provides counselling for children and young people face-to-face, by phone, and online.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234