A Healthy Lifestyle

Here are some sourced websites offering information and advice on creating a healthy life style for you and your family. 

Children's Heart Foundation

provides help and support to families of children with a congenital heart defect (CHD).

The Lullaby Trust

Is one of the UK's leading baby charities working to prevent infant deaths and promote baby health.

Health Nutrition and Exercise

The Healthy Start scheme

provides free vouchers for milk, fresh fruit and veg and infant formula milk.

The Breastfeeding Network

Visit the Breastfeeding Network website for advice and support on breastfeeding.

Beat Eating disorders

including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders.

Leisure activities

Can be found on the directory by clicking on the link above and narrowing your search using the filters available.

Sex and young people  (NHS Choices)

Gives information and advice on sexual health matters, HIV, contraception and local services. Free and confidential sexual health helpline available on 0300 123 7123.

Speech Therapy

Berkshire NHS Trust

Speech and Language Therapy - Berkshire NHS Trust Call for advice on speech and language concerns. Tel: 0300 365 1234

Our speech and language therapy drop-in clinics are for newborns up till they finish at nursery.

East Family Wellbeing Hub

Curtis Road
RG31 4XG

Second Monday of each month, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Hungerford Community Clinic

Croft Road
West Berkshire
RG17 0HY (Behind the GP surgery)

Second Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November 2020), 9.30 - 11.00am

The British Legion

Upper Lambourn Road
RG17 8QD

First Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December 2020), 9.30 - 11.00am

A play and learn together session runs at the same time and costs £2 per family.

Central Family Wellbeing Hub

Park Lane
West Berkshire
RG18 3PG

First and third Tuesday of each month, 9.15 - 11.45am

A messy play session runs at the same time and costs £3 per family.

West Family Wellbeing Hub

Victoria Park Nursery School
Lime View
RG14 1EH

First and third Friday of each month, 9 - 11.30am

AFASIC England

Works to support children and their parents, enabling them to overcome their speech and language difficulties. Being able to speak and communicate with other people is an essential life skill. For most children and young people learning to communicate comes easily. For some children and young people, however, it is a major challenge as they have a speech and language impairment.

I CAN Help Enquiry Service

Concerned about a child’s talking, listening and understanding? Are you looking for more information about speech, language and communication? Tel: 020 7843 2544 or email: enquiries@ican.org.uk Find out more about what this service can offer at https://ican.org.uk/enquiry-line. As the I CAN Help Enquiry Service does not include meeting and assessing children, the service is unable to provide specific advice about a child or the level of provision they should have. I CAN is the children’s communication charity.



What is Change4Life?

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Change4Life for your kids

Nine out of 10 of our kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Change4Life for you

By the time we reach middle age, the majority of us could do with losing at least a bit of weight. Being overweight isn't just about the way we look. It can lead to more aches and pains, problems sleeping and people report a loss of energy and confidence. It also increases our chances of getting heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Middle age comes to everyone – 'middle aged spread' doesn’t have to. You've taken the first step towards getting yourself or your kids eating well, moving more and living longer just by being here – so welcome to Change4Life!


Healthy Start

What is Healthy Start?

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.


NHS Eat Well

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.



Young Minds

Looking after yourself

Sometimes it can feel like we don't have any control over what we think or how we feel. But by making simple changes to our lives, we can make a real difference to our mental health. Feeling good is worth investing in - and the best thing is that these simple tips won't cost you much time or money.


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