Conditions

Acquired brain injury

It is estimated that around 40,000 children in the UK suffer some kind of brain injury each year.

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ADHD

ADHD Is the most common form of behavioural disorder in the UK.

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Allergies

An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system over-reacts on contact with normally harmless substances.

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Anxiety disorders

Anxiety Disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in children and young people.

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Asthma

Asthma affects 1.1 million children and young people in the UK.

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Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition affecting 1 in every 100 children.

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Cancer

In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

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Conduct disorder

Conduct Disorder is characterised by challenging behaviour that can affect a child's development and interfere with their ability to lead a normal life.

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Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is one of the main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the UK's commonest life-threatening inherited disease.

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Depression

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent low mood, it affects between 1-3% of young people.

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Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes in children and young people in the UK, with around 29,000 living with the condition.

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Eating disorder

The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.

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Eczema

Eczema is believed to result from a hyperactive response of our immune system to an irritant.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition in which there is a tendency to have seizures.

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Kidney conditions

Some children are born with kidney failure while others develop kidney disease during their childhood.

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Muscular dystrophy

The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of inherited genetic conditions that gradually cause the muscles to weaken, leading to an increasing level of disability.

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OCD

OCD is an anxiety related condition and affects people of all ages.

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Selective mutism

Selective Mutism is an anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as at school or to people they don't see very often.

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Self-harm

Self-harm is when someone injures or harms themselves on purpose as a way of coping with difficult feelings that build up inside.

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Sickle cell anaemia

Sickle cell anaemia is a hereditary blood disorder, caused by abnormal haemoglobin found in red blood cells.

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Tourette's syndrome

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological condition characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs; it is spread through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person.

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