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Give for mental wellbeing

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones - such as volunteering in your local community - can give you a…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Height/weight chart

You can use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height. Alternatively, you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator. This height/weight chart is only suitable for adult men and women. It isn't suitable for children or people under 18. If…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…

Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and it's especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. "Any type of exercise is useful, as long…

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…

Give HIV the finger - a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge.  National HIV Testing Week runs from 16 to 22 November 2019 and World Aid Day takes place on 1 December 2019.  1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV.   …

Your feedback and the Local Offer

The most important part of developing Waltham Forest's Local Offer website is to continually consult with our parents, carers and young people. To highlight some of the most significant new features of the site, we have created the below list of the most popular requests and…

Photo exhibition of local mums and infants for Breastfeeding Week

National Breastfeeding week (1 to 7 August 2018) is to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, explain what support is available and highlight the links between good nutrition and breastfeeding. To launch the week, our infant feeding team worked with creative students from George…
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