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Sally's story: post-adoption support for our children

Sally Donovan opens up about the health issues experienced by her two adopted children and the support they receive. Sally and Rob Donovan decided they wanted to start a family in their early thirties. But after years of trying, they were told that they couldn't conceive naturally,…

Salt: the facts

Find out the daily salt recommendations for adults, children and babies and learn how to use nutrition labels to spot the salt in food. A diet high in salt can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure…

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) helps your child achieve 5 A Day. Fruit and vegetables are a good source of the nutrients that children need and form part of a healthy, balanced diet. It's recommended that children - like adults - eat at…

Self-help tips to fight tiredness

Many cases of tiredness are due to stress, not enough sleep, poor diet and other lifestyle factors. Try these self-help tips to restore your energy levels. If you feel you're suffering from fatigue, which is an overwhelming tiredness that isn't relieved by rest and sleep, you may have an…

SEND Information and Advice Support Service

Havering SENDIASS provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support service offering assistance to parents/carers of children with SEND aged 0-16 years and young people (with SEND) themselves 16-25 years. Please note that we can support parents/carers of young people who are 16-25 years…

Services and support for parents

NHS services for new parents Local authority services for parents Local advice centres Websites, helplines and other support for parents Parent and baby groups    NHS services for new parents Registering your baby with a GP Register your baby with your GP as early as possible…

Seven sun facts

Lots of us love lounging around in the sun. But too much sun can give you wrinkles, sunburn, and put you at risk of skin cancer. Dr Julie Sharp of Cancer Research UK answers seven important questions about the effect of sun on your skin and…

Sex addiction and love addiction

Many different things can become addictive, and that includes sex and love. What is sex addiction? Sex addiction is described by the relationship counselling service Relate as any sexual activity that feels out of control. It could involve sex with a partner, but it may…

Sex advice for people with chronic pain

Sexual intercourse can cause discomfort for people living with long-term pain. But living with chronic pain should not mean that the pleasures of sexual activity are beyond your reach. Sexual activity, when comfortable, can provide a certain amount of temporary pain relief. The key is to return to some…

Sex after hysterectomy

How a hysterectomy might affect your sex life, how long you should wait before having sex again and how to cope with issues such as vaginal dryness. It takes time to get back to normal after an operation, but having a hysterectomy can have a…
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