In this section of the directory, you can find a range of services for health issues including:

  • Alcohol
  • Allergies
  • Blindness & Partially Sighted
  • Cancer Support
  • Deafness & Hearing Problems
  • Diabetes Support
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs
  • Health Nutrition & Exercise
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Sex and Relationships
  • Speech and Language

The South Central Ambulance Service

have launched a new educational website designed for children, parents and schools, it is full of lots of advice and information for children, parents and teachers to help them stay safe and healthy in a number of situations. 


Are your children scared of the dentist?

Fear of the dentist, otherwise known as odontophobia, is common amongst young children. A variety of causes can induce the fear, perhaps they sense anxiety in their parents, or they heard scary stories about the dentist and they fear being hurt. Mostly, however, it’s a fear of the unknown. Dentist clinics can be intimidating places if you are unfamiliar with them.


Health and Wellbeing in Schools Blog

News and updates from the Health and Wellbeing in Schools Coordinator

It's important that we promote the health and wellbeing of pupils and students, but there can be an overwhelming amount of information, which makes it difficult to find what is applicable to you.

You can find current advice and policies, ideas, best practice and information on activities and programmes for schools on this blog.


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  • Alcohol misuse

    Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively - more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption is measured in units. A unit of alcohol is 10ml of pure alcohol, which is about: half a pint of normal-strength lager a single measure (25ml) of spirits A small glass (125ml) of wine…

  • Addiction

    Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…

  • Bedwetting

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  • Bladder stones

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  • Allergies

    An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance. Allergies are very common. They're thought to affect more than one in four people in the UK at some point in their lives. They are particularly common in children. Some allergies go away…

  • Anaphylaxis

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  • Bipolar disorder

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  • Birthmarks

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  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)

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  • Babies, skin rash

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