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Caring for children with complex needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking, alcohol and drugs can put your health at risk regardless of how often you take them. You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking if you have support and our Stop Smoking Service has been set up to give you that. If you…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…

When someone you care for dies

Caring for someone can become a major part of your life. When that person dies, as well as being a huge loss to you personally, it can leave a space in your life that can at first be hard to fill, especially if you're feeling…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. This topic covers: How it works Uses…

Sugar and Healthier Foods Declaration

We are proud to have signed the Healthier Foods and Sugar Reduction Declaration. The initiative promotes public sector commitment to improve the availability of healthier food and to reduce the availability and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. As part of the declaration, we pledge…

Self-employment

To become self-employed you need to have a good business idea and a business plan. You may also need to have the finances to set up your business. There are lots to think about being self-employed. You'll need to decide what type of company you…

Safety when you're out

The following tips will help you to feel and stay safe.

Maternity and child health

Here in Waltham Forest we have a number of resources to support parents and families lead a healthy wholesome life. Download this parent's guide app to find out what to do when your baby or child is ill.
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