North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare Charity

The North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare Charity (NGCRAC) was founded over 25 years ago by Dr. Jacky Miles (MBE), lead nurse for heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation research.


The mission is to provide support, education and rehabilitation to those within the local Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent communities who have suffered with their heart health. Charity supported community exercise classes provide ongoing support and encouragement to restore and rebuild health and well-being.


Watch, Wait and Wonder

Watch, Wait and Wonder is a therapeutic approach which looks at the concerns you have relating to your child through play. This takes place in a comfortable room and allows us to explore and understand the difficulties from both your and your child's perspective.
At the first clinic visit, there will be an assessment to decide if Watch, Wait and Wonder is suitable for you and your child.
The sessions will take place at the same time each week and up to a maximum of ten sessions will be offered.
What happens in the sessions?

The Eat Well Plate

Download the Eat Well plate below to help you get the balance right.
The eatwell plate shows how much of what you eat should come from each food group.  This includes everything you eat during the day including snacks.
So try to eat: Plenty of fruit and vegetables
Plenty of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy food - choose wholegrain varieties when you can
Some milk and dairy foods
Some meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
Just a small amount of foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar

Nutritionist Resource

Nutritionist Resource is an online directory advertising qualified and/or registered nutritionists in the UK and Northern Ireland.
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, trustworthy nutritionist to help you make positive changes to your diet, then Nutritionist Resource is the perfect place to begin your search.
Many of the nutritionists on the website offer advice online and by telephone.

MEND - Is your Child a Healthy Weight?

MEND have helped 35,000 families get fitter, healthier and happier.
Is Your child a healthy weight?  Lots of parents don't realise their child is overweight - but 1 in 3 kids are (that's 10 in every class).  Check if your child is a healthy weight here or call the MEND team.
Mind:  We help you think about your family's daily habits and find easy ways to make them healthier.

First Steps Nutrition - Eating Well in the Early Years

Eating well is essential for children in their early years. There is clear evidence that the first 1000 days of life (the 9 months of pregnancy and the first 2 years of life) are particularly critical for ensuring healthy growth and development and to ensure all children meet their full potential. It is also important that children 2-5 years eat well to establish good eating patterns, to protect their teeth and to ensure they arrive in school at a healthy body weight and with a good and varied appetite.


From its modest beginnings, Cry-sis has developed to become a well-respected and national charity.
The stated aims remain 'to be efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies'.
To achieve this, Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm.
Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.