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Very cold weather

Cold weather can affect your health. The Met Office provides the weather forecasts for broadcasts on radio and TV, so listen in to these bulletins regularly to keep up to date with the weather. Severe weather warnings are also issued on the Met Office website, through the…

Very low calorie diets

A very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a clinically supervised diet plan that involves eating about 800 calories a day or fewer. The diet usually involves replacing normal food with low-calorie shakes, soups, bars, or porridge containing milk. VLCDs are typically for adults who are obese - defined…

Video: irritable bowel syndrome

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Virtual Oral Health Workshop

The children’s centres are hosting a Virtual Oral Health Workshop for parents with children aged 0-5 years led by a Dental Nurse. The workshop will cover a number of areas to promote good oral health including tooth brushing, preventing tooth decay and infection, diet and…

Vision Impairment Support

We have put together some useful information for children and young people with Vision Impairment.

Visiting an STI clinic

Getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is straightforward and confidential. Most infections can be cured. A sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic specialises in sexual health, and can provide tests and treatment for many STIs. Visiting an STI clinic You can make an appointment to…

Vitamins for children

Growing children, especially those who don't eat a varied diet, sometimes don't get enough vitamins A and C. It's also difficult to get enough vitamin D through food alone. That's why the Department of Health recommends that all children aged six months to five years are given…

Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy

Eating a healthy, varied diet in pregnancy will help you to get most of the vitamins and minerals you need. There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important. It's best to get vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but when you are pregnant you will…

Volunteering for Crisis at Christmas

Crisis at Christmas centres, organised by the charity Crisis, are safe and warm places where homeless people can spend the festive period. Volunteer Victoria Hunt describes her first shift in December 2013. I'd heard from volunteering friends that Crisis at Christmas was a fantastic project supporting…

Volunteering in Havering

The Early Help Service runs a number of volunteer programmes across Havering to support our work with children, young people, and families. We don’t ask for any qualifications, just a commitment to and passion for providing the best service for children, young people, and families…
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