Health

Community Health Champions Network

What are Community Health Champions?
Community health champions are people who can really make a difference to the health of their friends, family, neighbours, and work colleagues. They use these relationships to pass on information and inspire them to take steps to look after their health.
 
Why are they needed?

Change 4 Life

Modern lifestyles mean that we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.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.
 
Which means many of us, including the kids, could end up with dangerous amounts of fat in our bodies.
 
This can cause life-threatening diseases like:
cancer
type 2 diabetes
heart disease
 
so it's really important that we do something about it.
 

British Heart Foundation

Around one million people in the UK have survived a heart attack. Their lives are changed forever as there's no way to repair their damaged hearts. Research you helped fund as part of the British Heart Foundation's Mending Broken Hearts Appeal has identified new ways to limit the damage caused by a heart attack.
 
Find out about the work the British Heart Foundation are doing to fight heart disease and make a difference and find out how they can help you.
 

5 A Day

Learn why you should have 5 a day, what counts as one portion, how to choose your portions on a budget, growing your own vegetables.  Fun and games for children too.

 

Web address: NHS 5 A Day Website

Gwent Health Visiting Service

What is a Health Visitor?
 
All Health Visitors are qualified nurses who have undergone further training in family and community health.  Health Visitors work in a variety of places; in the home, GP surgeries and Health Centres, to help meet the health needs of the whole family.  We have a professional responsibilty to maintain confidentiality and consent will be obtained if information needs to be shared.
 
How do Health Visitors work?
 
The health visiting service is provided to all parents before and after the birth of a baby.

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.
 

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK is a national charity dedicated to supporting indivdiuals, their families and carers, with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar.  They aim to enable people affected by bipolar (also known as manic depression) to take control of their lives by:
 
Supporting and developing self-help opportunities for people affected by bipolar;
 
Expanding and developing the information services about bipolar;
 
Influencing the improvement of treatments and services to promote recovering;
 

Baby Groups/Breastfeeding Support

The Health Visitors in Monmouthshire run various Baby Groups and Breastfeeding Support Groups throughout the county.  Details change on a regular basis.  Please ring in advance to check the groups are still operating.
 
 Abergavenny Breastfeeding Support Group 

Kingdom Come Soft Play Centre, Unit 2/3, Castle Meadows Park, Merthyr Rd, Abergavenny, NP7 7RZ

Tuesday Mornings 10am - 12pm 

Tel: 07917 826035 
 

Abergavenny AnteNatal Clinic