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A Place To Call Our Own (APTCOO)

A registered charity based in Mansfield, working to improve the life chances of children, young people and their families. They offer information, advice and access to a range of specialist healthcare and educational support services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, across Nottinghamshire.

Action for Young Carers Health App

Action for Young Carers are a Nottingham based charity providing support for carers between 5 and 18 years old.

They have produced a free app which provides information and support for young carers and all those who access the AYC services. It is available for IQS devices and Android devices.

Active Notts

Active Notts really care about sport in Nottinghamshire! They believe passionately in how important sport is to individual people, families, and communities.

Active Notts makes sure there are opportunities for everyone to take part in sport and activities and to reach their full potential. They want to increase the number of children and young people taking part in sport whether that’s through clubs, school or college and make Nottinghamshire active!


Ashfield Feel Good Families

Need some inspiration to get active and spend time together as a family? Why not sign up to feel good families to get updates and information about exciting opportunities in Ashfield, which you can take part in together.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) support children and young people up to the age of 18 who have problems with their thoughts or feelings.

If you are the parent or carer for a young person aged 0 to 18 years old with a Nottinghamshire GP, you can refer on their behalf to CAMHS. This means that you can directly approach our team to ask for help.   The telephone number is 0115 8542 299 and it is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You will speak to a specially trained professional who will ask you some questions and talk to you about how they can help. If you prefer, you can ask for help by completing an online referral form.

If you prefer you can speak to your GP or school health nurse who can get in touch with us by calling or writing to us. Any other professional who works with your child/ young person like a social worker, counsellor or youth worker can also contact us to find out how we can help you.


Childline is for children and young people – a free, private and confidential service.  Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch Childline  is here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Find a Dentist

NHS Choices website will support you to find a local dentist

Find an Optician

NHS Choices website will support you to find a local Optician

Healthy Family Teams

Healthy Family Teams work with all children, young people and families aged 0-19 years, they are made up of School Nurses, Health Visitors and other health professionals. By working together, each Healthy Family Team member will support families and children in different ways depending on the type of care required.

Find your local Healthy Family Team here

Nottinghamshire Boccia Club

We are a friendly and family orientated club, teaching the art of playing Boccia, from the age of 6.

We have players who are beginners, intermediate and advanced, the players are entered into individual and team competition including an in house competition.

We celebrate the season by an end of season awards night.


Nottinghamshire Boccia Club

Train at Joseph Whitaker Sports Centre

Session costs are £5.00 per session or £17 per month via Bac’s

Contact is Pete Edwards




NSPCC is the the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood. We’re the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers and that means we can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse.

Registering with a GP

It’s easy to find a GP Practice and get in touch to ask about becoming a new patient – they will give you a form to fill in to register with the practice. You have the right to choose a GP that best meets your needs and you can compare GP practices online as well as asking friends and relatives for their opinions.

Young Minds

Young Minds are there to help children and young people, their parents, and the professionals who work with them to improve mental health for children and young people in the UK.

The parent helpline provides support and advice to parents and carers worried about the emotional wellbeing or behaviour of a young person in their care with confidential expert advice.

Feelings and emotions

Children’s Bereavement Centre

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is run by a committed team of friendly, supportive and professional people who are qualified to help with the grieving process brought on by the death or terminal illness diagnosis of someone close.

We accept referrals for children aged between 3-18 years and their parents/carers affected by terminal illness or death. We accept referral forms from professionals as well as self-referrals.

Getting help

Ask Us Nottinghamshire (Nottinghamshire Parent Partnership Service)

Advice and support for families with a child with a disability or special educational need.

Child Continence

ERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. ERIC provides information and support to children, teenagers, parents and carers on all aspects of childhood continence including bed wetting, daytime wetting.

NHS Pharmacies

All pharmacists are trained to recognise many common health complaints. They can give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help clear up the problem.

If your child’s problem is more serious and needs the attention of a GP, your pharmacist will recognise this and advise you to see your GP instead.

Find your nearest Pharmacy

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself is a partnership between Health, Voluntary Sector and Nottinghamshire County Council, to bring information and advice together, for a range of issues.

Staying healthy


Interactive website for children and their families to encourage them to eat well, move more, live longer.

Mansfield Maulers Wheelchair BBC

We are a friendly and family orientated club, teaching the art of playing wheelchair basketball, from the age of 7/8

The aim is to develop a team to join the national junior league.

We also work with other clubs in developing players for other leagues


Mansfield Maulers Wheelchair BBC

Train at Lammas Leisure Centre

Session costs are £3.50p per session or £15 per month via Bac’s

Contact is Pete Edwards



Your ‘FAB’ Health

Your Health Notts deliver a FREE family weight management service (FAB: Food, Activity, Balance) that supports the whole family.

They support families, with children aged 4-17 years, in Nottinghamshire to make healthy food choices and create positive changes which are sustainable.

A team of experienced nutritionists and personal trainers will support you with encouragement and advice to maintain a positive approach to managing weight and health behaviours.

They understand that every family and child is different, therefore their approach is flexible to suit individual needs. They deliver virtual group sessions and 1-1 phone consultations providing: healthy eating guidance, physical activity, realistic goal setting, and a dedicated teenagers programme.

The more sessions you attend, the more chances you have to win some of their giveaways including; swimming sessions, scented water bottles, group ice skating vouchers and trips to Alton Towers!

They also offer a stop smoking service. Their stop smoking service is free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. The 12-week quit programme is staffed by expert advisors who provide a range of proven methods to help you quit. They support smokers from the age of 12 years old. Their fully trained advisors give you accurate information and advice, as well as 12 weeks of Nicotine Replacement products (extended for pregnant women). Quitting will improve your health whatever your age and no matter how long you have smoked.

To find out more give them a call on 0115 7722515, visit their website or follow on their socials.