University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Ready Steady Go: Hello to children's services

We understand that learning that your child has a long-term condition can cause anxiety and be overwhelming.

We have developed the 'Hello to children's services' programme to help support parents and carers who have a child diagnosed with a long-term condition.

Who is it for?

  • You, if your child has been diagnosed with a long-term condition.

What is it?

  • A programme to help you gain knowledge and skills to manage your child’s condition.


  • So you have the knowledge and confidence to manage your child’s condition and are supported through the process.


Your child’s team will help you:

  • manage your child’s condition
  • learn about their treatment
  • gain the confidence to ask questions and be involved in decisions about their care
  • know when to get help and who to contact in an emergency
  • stay informed about any support networks available.

Talk to your team about how you feel and any questions or concerns you might have. You can also contact


Hello to children's services