Health and Well-being


Healthy Start - Free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins for families on certain benefits.

Change 4 Life - Focusing both on healthy eating and exercise, this NHS initiative provides helpful tips on fun activities for children, families and adults. It also contains recipe ideas, links for further reading and a search function for clubs and activities in your local area.

Infant and Toddler Forum - Evidence-based advice and simple, practical resources about early years nutrition and development

Kids Teeth - A parent's guide to looking after their children's teeth; it includes very useful tips for encouraging regular brushing.



NHS Choices - Provides information about common complaints and self-help advice. Call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.

Patient UK - Provides information on health, self-help and support groups, as well as a directory of other useful websites and NHS advice.

Institute of Children's Health - A world-class centre for the study and treatment of childhood disease. It works in partnership with Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Allergy UK - Information and support to sufferers and their families. You can access leaflets, factsheets and regular newsletters, as well as support groups and a telephone helpline.

SmokeFree - NHS advice for stopping smoking, along with helpful tools and a telephone helpline.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Support for alcohol problems and addiction, with helpful resources and a search function for your nearest meetings. There is also a helpline at 0800 9177 650.

National Eczema Society - Dedicated to supporting sufferers and their families.

Asthma UK - Provides education and support to those dealing with asthma. They can put you in touch with local support volunteers and run a helpline staffed by specialist nurses.


National Childbirth Trust
The National Childbirth Trust is the UK's largest charity offering information and support in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.

Twins and Multiple Births Association provides support for families expecting twins, triplets and more.

Well-being and Mental Health

YoungMinds - YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Has a parent support line.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership in Wiltshire
Free courses in stress and mood management, coping with panic, post natal anxiety and relaxation.  Venues across Wiltshire.  Can be booked online or by telephone 01225 325680 or 01380 731335