'Visiting the Intensive Care Unit' is an activity book for children who are visiting a relative in an intensive care unit (ICU). This resource is free to NHS hospitals in the UK and can be ordered below.

The activity book helps introduce children to ICUs, has activities to help them understand what ICUs do and what they might see when they visit one. They can write about how they feel, and their relative, if they would like to. The book also comes with an information sheet for parents or carers, about ways to support the child during this difficult time.

Order your activity books

Children's activity book cover

Download Visiting the ICU (1.7MB)

Download the Information sheet (76KB)

Outside the UK?

We're unable to supply printed booklets outside the UK, but hospitals outside the UK are welcome to download and use the PDF version above.