Information for families

Antibiotic awareness

Information for families about antibiotic awareness and how misuse and overuse can have adverse effects. Read more.

Caring for your baby

Information and resources to help you nourish, nurture and care for your new baby throughout their first years of life. Read more.

Children’s health fact sheets

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to providing patients and families with quality, up-to-date and easy-to-understand child health information. Our fact sheets have been developed for parents, carers, and young people, and cover a range of medical conditions and treatments. Read more.

Finding a GP

Your local general practitioner (GP or family doctor) plays a very important role in your family’s health care. They are usually the first health professional to see if you have any concerns about your child’s health. Read more.

Helping your child follow their healthcare routines

Information, general tips and guides on how to help your child or young person follow their daily healthcare routines and treatment. Read more.

How to support your child if they’re nervous about needles

Information and general tips on how to support your child or young person during vaccination if they’re nervous about needles Read more.

Immunisation

Immunisation is important to protect children from serious and often life-threatening diseases. It not only helps protect individual children but also protects the broader community by minimising the spread of disease. Read more.

Medicines

Information and fact sheets about children’s medication, how to reduce your child’s anxiety about taking medicine and tips on storing medication safely and securely. Read more.

Mental health information

Information and resources about infant, child and youth mental health to help families strengthen their mental wellbeing. Read more.

My Health Record

My Health Record is a secure, online summary of your child’s important health information. Read more.

Personal health record (red book)

The Personal Health Record (PHR) is a free booklet provided to the parent/s of every child born in Queensland. The parent-held booklet is used to record your child’s immunisations, developmental checks and other major health events. Read more.

Sepsis information for families

Sepsis is a medical emergency and needs immediate treatment. It happens when the body is fighting an infection but it starts to attack itself. Sepsis can damage many parts of the body and can even cause death. The best chance of getting better from sepsis is to treat it quickly. Read more.

Special support services for families

We recognise that some children and families need specialised support. We provide targeted health care and support initiatives to families who have been identified as being more susceptible to disease, have limited access to treatment or have complex needs which could make navigating the hospital system difficult. Read more.