Bites and stings

UK insects and bugs that bite or sting

Find out which native creatures are most likely to feast on you, including wasps, bees, ants, spiders, midges and ticks.

Plant dangers in the garden and countryside

A guide to the plants that can sting, scratch or poison you and what to do if you or your family are affected.

Safe swimming: what's lurking in the water?

How to make sure you don’t catch or encounter anything nasty in the sea, river, pond or lake.

Healthy holidays

How to keep your family healthy during the summer holidays. Includes beach safety, camping safety and free activities

Summer health

Be healthy and safe this summer, throughout heatwaves, barbecues, hay fever, stings and in the swimming pool

First aid essentials

First aid kit essentials

What to have in a basic first aid kit and how to use it