Physical Activity

This section provides shortcuts to key NHS resources on physical activity guidelines depending on age range as well as advice for wheelchair users.

These cover the intensity of the physical activity, the recommended duration, types of physical activity and how to exercise safely.

It is important to remember that some medical conditions may affect what type of physical activity is recommended for you regardless of age, if you have any concerns please speak with a professional.

Physical activity guidelines for children (under 5 years) - NHS

Physical activity guidelines for children and young people - NHS

Physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64 - NHS

Physical activity guidelines for older adults - NHS

Fitness advice for wheelchair users - NHS

One You Couch to 5K: Mobile app

Download from: NHS Couch to 5K - Apps on Google Play

Download from: NHS Couch to 5K on the App Store (

Eating Disorder support

This section provides resources to learn about different types of eating disorders, how to spot the signs and information on treatment as well as advice for friends and family of someone who is struggling with an eating disorder.

Overview – Eating disorders - NHS

 -Anorexia nervosa - NHS

 -Bulimia - NHS

 -Binge eating disorder - NHS

ARFID - Beat

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder - the avoidance or restriction of certain foods due to specific factors, can be confused for picky eating.

learn more about ARFID, find frequently asked questions, read other peoples stories.

OSFED - Beat

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder - The most common form of eating disorder and is an umbrella term, this page covers some different forms of OSFED and signs to look out for, as well as other peoples stories.

Advice for parents – Eating disorders - NHS

How to help someone with eating disorder - NHS

Healthy Eating advice

This section provides shortcuts to key NHS resources on healthy eating as well as managing weight.

Remember that certain medical conditions may mean that the standard advice may not suit your needs, if you have concerns regarding how a medical condition may affect your diet, please speak with your GP.

The Eatwell Guide - NHS

Eatwell Guide Diagram

Healthy ways to gain weight - NHS

How to lose weight safely - Food and nutrition | NHS inform

The vegan diet - NHS

The vegetarian diet - NHS

Weight Watchers UK

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Recipes - Healthier Families - NHS

Healthy eating doesn't need to be dull. Whip up tasty, affordable family meals with these easy step-by-step recipes.

One You Easy Meals: Mobile App

The free Easy Meals app is a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to help get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration.

Download from: NHS Easy Meals – Apps on Google Play

NHS Food Scanner: Mobile app

Download from: NHS Food Scanner – Apps on Google Play

Download from: NHS Food Scanner on the App Store (

Alcohol & Drugs support

Alcohol misuse - NHS

Alcohol Change UK

Check if your drinking is affecting your health, access news, tips, research and support.

Alcoholics Anonymous Great Britain

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Al-Anon UK | For families & friends of alcoholics

Support for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else's drinking.

Support for Carers - Substance Abuse | Carers Trust

Support for those who are caring for someone with alcohol or substance misuse issues.

Drink Tracker & Tools | Drinkaware

Tools to help you reduce your drinking.

Tips on cutting down - NHS

Talk To Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Turning Point

Individual support for people struggling with alcohol or drug issues, mental health, learning disability and more.


If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

 -Click here for information on units and how to avoid increasing risks of alcohol dependence.

-Click here to answer ten questions to see how alcohol dependent you could be.

Drink Free Days: Mobile App

NHS Drink Free Days - Apps on Google Play

Drink Free Days is for people who like a drink but want some support in tracking and cutting down on the booze. It also helps you understand more about your current drinking and risk levels as it common for people to underestimate how much they drink.

Maternity Care

Our community midwifery team, based in Chippenham would like to hear from you as soon as you know that you are pregnant. Please contact the Maternity Unit for Delivery at:

Chippenham Birthing Centre directly on:

01225 826534  - 24 hour enquiry line for patients,

01225 826537 - Appointments Line (open Monday to Friday 8.30am - 1pm)


The Royal United Hospital, Bath

Please call between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 pm to arrange your visit. You will need to quote your NHS number when you call.

The midwife team can answer any pregnancy related questions.

You can opt to give birth at Chippenham, Trowbridge or Frome Midwife-led Birthing Centres; in hospital at Salisbury, Swindon or Bath Consultant Units; or at home. Your decision will be based on your preferences and your health situation; the midwife will discuss these options with you during the course of your care.


Useful Links

Healthier Together

Guidance for parents, pregnancy, children and young people on common illnesses and advice on serious 'red flag' signs to look out for, what to do and when to see a healthcare profesional

Healthier Together

Bronchiolitis - NHS

Using solid oral dosage form antibiotics in children

Baby Buddy: Mobile app

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent - Apps on Google Play

Download from: Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent on the App Store (

Smoking/Vaping Support

NHS stop smoking services help you quit

Quit smoking - Better Health

Resources, information, tips, support and free personal quit plans online with just a few steps.

NHS Using e-cigarettes to stop smoking

Vaping to quit smoking - Better Health

Resources, advice, tips, support and advice on the use of vapes to quit smoking, plus advice on quitting vaping

Smokefree Wiltshire - Wiltshire Council

List of healthcare providers offering stop smoking support.

Vaping – KS3 form time activities | PHE School Zone

Vaping resources for students exploring the facts and impacts of vaping

Quit with help home UK | Help to quit smoking now

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

NHS Smoke free: Mobile app

The Smoke free app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smoke free for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to quit for good.

Download from: NHS Quit Smoking – Apps on Google Play

Download from: NHS Quit Smoking on the App Store (