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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?   Additional support can be found…

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

Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings.  People sometimes use the word counselling to refer to talking therapies in…

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…

Health matters

The health and well being of your children is something that you will think about from the moment you know you are having a baby. These pages provide a basic guide to the services that are available from that first point and on through childhood and…

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…
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