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What is a Mediterranean diet?

A Mediterranean diet incorporates the traditional healthy living habits of people from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, including France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The Mediterranean diet varies by country and region, so it has a range of definitions. But in general, it's high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals,…

What is Portage?

The Portage Home Visiting Service is for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)who have significant delay in at least two areas of their development. The service will also work with the early years setting that your child attends so that different skills can be supported by everyone working with…

What services do contraception clinics offer?

Contraception clinics offer free and confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health. You can get details of your nearest contraception clinic (sometimes called family planning clinic) using the sexual health services near you postcode search. Most types of contraception are free through the NHS. You can…

What should I do if my child has an eating disorder?

If your child has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, here's what you can do to help. Talk to them about it Your son or daughter may suddenly become withdrawn, touchy or even rude, which can make talking with your child very difficult - especially if…

What to do if you relapse after quitting

Many people who quit smoking relapse at some point. Don't be put off trying again. The key is to learn from what went wrong so you're more likely to succeed next time. If you're tempted to start smoking again, call the free NHS Smokefree helpline on…

What to feed young children

Like the rest of the family, your toddler needs to eat a variety of foods. Here are some tips on the different sorts of food to offer your child, plus a few that it's best to avoid. Fruit and vegetables Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and…

What you need to know about abuse

Some people are at risk because they need help with their care and support and they cannot protect themselves from harm. An Easy Read guide "What you need to know about abuse" can be viewed by clicking on the external link on the right of this…

What's it all mean? Glossary for young people in care and care leavers

Don't worry, it's not just you that gets confused by all the words and terms that get thrown around, so we thought that we should put together a glossary of all the different terms that you might hear, if you can think of any that…

Wheatgrass: detox tonic or just juice?

The discoveries in the 1930s by US chemist Charles Schnabel, dubbed 'Mr Wheatgrass', have inspired a body of scientific research into wheatgrass that continues to this day. If you believe the hype, wheatgrass has a higher nutritional content than any other vegetable, protects against inflammation, builds…

Wheelchair access out and about

When your child or young person is a wheelchair user or has limited mobility it can be difficult to find places to go that are accessible. There are a few links on this page that should be helpful for when you are out and about: An interactive map…
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