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Health

Here you will find out about any new services, courses and events that are running in the Broxbourne East Children’s Centre Group or the local area. Plus we will keep you up-to-date with any important reminders and information.

Breastfeeding Support

Drug and Alcohol Services

Hertfordshire have a web page full of advice and support to help with a drug or alcohol problem, and information on services available to you or those affected by drugs or alcohol.  For more info visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/health-in-herts/drugs-and-alcohol

Free Healthy Start Vitamins

VitaminsPlease note: Broxbourne East Children’s Centres are low in stock – if you need vitamins please call 01992 411904 to check availability before travelling to our centres.

The county council now provides free vitamins for all pregnant women, breastfeeding mums and children aged 1 month to four years. For more information visit www.healthystart.nhs.uk or contact your local Children’s Centre for more advice and support.

Health

NHS Eat Well Guide & Booklet – download your copy today – the Eatwell Guide will help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food. It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group.

NHS Change4Life – Be Food Smart  – New Food App 

NHS Start4Life – Healthy Lunchbox & Picnic Ideas

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Advice on health related topics, such as Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs and Wellbeing – www.hertsdirect.org/healthinherts

For better mental health – www.hertfordshiremind.org

The voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing – www.youngminds.org.uk/

Five steps to improve Mental Wellbeing – www.nhs.uk/improve-mental-wellbeing.aspx

NHS Choices – Sepsis symptoms in children under five

Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection – without quick treatment, Sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death. For more information – visit the NHS Website

Oral Health – National Smile Month

National Smile Month have a website packed with top tips, fun facts and information on oral health. For more info visit www.nationalsmilemonth.org

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Walking for Health – Broxbourne Health Walks

Did you know that health walks are proven to help promote mental health and well being? Why not find your local Health Walk, for more information visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

When to have vaccinations – NHS Guide

Here’s a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.