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Active lifestyles

You don't have to be a sporty type to be active. Going for a walk, doing the housework or carrying the shopping are all effective. Just putting a bit more effort into physical tasks and relying less on labour saving devices is an excellent start.…

Antenatal support

When you first learn that you're pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible so that you can start your antenatal (pregnancy) care. This will also help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your…

Breastfeeding and Infant Feeding

Whether it's your first baby or your fourth, it’s ok to ask for help and information about breastfeeding and infant feeding. Why not come along to a group where you can receive practical support, advice and solutions in a relaxed environment?   Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme: In addition…

Complementary and alternative therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies are those that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. Everything from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation can be considered complementary or alternative. This section has information on those that offer complementary or alternative therapies. As with details on other areas…

Counselling

Please click on the Counselling link for details of services, support and information within our parenting sections. 

Eating disorders and obesity

There are several different types of eating disorder, the most common being anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Eating disorders are mental health conditions that all involve an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and often an intense fear of being overweight. If you have an…

Healthy eating, cooking and nutrition

On this page you will find some useful information on healthy eating, cooking and nutrition, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Immunisation

The NHS provides a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK free of charge on the NHS and the ages at which they should ideally be given. If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP…

Mental health

When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.   MIND - the mental health charity For general and specific mental health advice…

Postnatal support

Postnatal Depression is what happens when you become depressed after having a baby.  Sometimes, there may be an obvious reason, often there is none. It can be particularly distressing when you have so looked forward to having your baby through the months of pregnancy. You…
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