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Havering Children's Centres

September 2021 Update All Children’s Centres apart from Chippenham Rd and Hilldene are open  Our services are FREE to all families with a child aged under five. Are you still running a Virtual Programme?  We are currently delivering a blended programme of some online groups…

Hay fever and children

Hay fever usually affects children from the age of seven, and older children and teenagers are more susceptible to the allergy than adults. Hay fever symptoms, including itchy eyes and a running nose, can be particularly distressing for children, who may find the symptoms harder to…

Hay fever facts

Hay fever, also known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, affects one in four people in the UK and is mainly caused by grass pollen. Hay fever is a type of allergy. It happens when your body makes antibodies in response to certain triggers, such as pollen. The charity Allergy UK estimates that nearly 18…

Health benefits of rock climbing

Find out about rock climbing's unique physical and mental challenge, how to get started and the life skills it provides. Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers to practise skills needed for scaling difficult sections of a mountain. These days it takes the following forms: bouldering:…

Health checks for gay men and women

Research suggests gay men and lesbians are less likely to have routine screening tests than heterosexuals. Illnesses such as cancer can affect anyone, whether you're gay or straight. But some gay men and lesbians may be less likely to have screening and testing than heterosexuals. This could…

The health risks of gum disease

The state of your teeth affects your overall health, with gum disease linked to lots of health problems in other parts of the body. Therefore, brushing your teeth can prevent gum disease and improve your overall health. Did you know that gum disease isn't just…

Healthier lunchboxes

School meals are a great choice for your child, but if you choose to make a packed lunch for them instead here are some tips for preparing a healthier lunchbox. What to include in your child's lunchbox A healthier lunchbox should: be based on starchy carbohydrates…

Healthier takeaways

Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they're not always very healthy.  Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants…

Healthy breakfast cereals

With shelves stacked top to bottom with hundreds of brightly coloured boxes competing for your attention, supermarket breakfast cereal aisles can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield. Make the wrong choice and you or your child could end up with a breakfast cereal high in sugar,…

Healthy breakfasts (for people who hate breakfast)

Get into the habit of eating a morning meal with these simple breakfasts, designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast-skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure…
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