Music can play a major part in a young person’s life and music therapists have long been tuned in to its powers to help with physical recovery and mental wellbeing. Help your child find their voice.
Eleven-year-old Sam of Tweed Heads doesn’t let his heart problems get in the way of his happiness, even though he has been undergoing heart surgeries since he was six-weeks-old. His most recent surgery has made him, as his mum Natalie says, the “proud owner” of a brand new pacemaker.
Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) fact sheet Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) What is hay fever? Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is a chronic condition usually caused by an allergic reaction to dust, animal hair, mould or pollens from trees, grasses and weeds. The condition can affect your child’s eyes, sinuses, throat and [...]
Caring for a soft tissue injury (sprain) fact sheet Caring for a soft tissue injury (sprain) Your child has been assessed and observed in the Emergency Department after a soft tissue injury (sprain) and has been declared fit for discharge. There are a number of things you can do to help [...]
How to treat hives fact sheet How to treat hives Hives (the common term for urticaria), are pink or red itchy rashes that may appear as blotches or raised red lumps (wheals) on the skin. They range from the size of a pinhead to that of a dinner plate. When hives [...]
Reducing allergens in the home fact sheet Reducing allergens in the home For children who are susceptible to allergies, the home is often full of triggers. Reducing allergens in the home is an important step towards improving the every-day comfort of your child. Allergy triggers Dust All houses contain dust. If [...]
Preventing food allergies in babies fact sheet Preventing food allergies in babies Parents can take many positive steps to help reduce the risk of their infants developing food allergies. Top tips for allergy prevention Breastfeed your baby, if possible Start to introduce solid foods from four months – when your baby [...]
Food allergies fact sheet Food allergies What are food allergies? Food allergies involve an immune response to certain foods. Symptoms of food allergy include wheezing, stomach upsets and skin rashes. The most common food allergens are egg, milk and peanut (75 per cent), with most of the rest caused by [...]
Latex allergy fact sheet Latex allergy What is a latex allergy? If your child is allergic to latex, it means their body produces allergic antibodies directed against one or more of the proteins found in natural rubber latex. Latex allergies are very uncommon. It is estimated less than one per [...]
Helping a friend isn’t always as simple as it sounds. Throw cancer into the mix and you’ll probably find yourself pretty confused about what to say and do. If you’re reading this, you obviously value your friendship and want to do some research about how to help, which is a great start.