Welcome to the new Family Connect website

Family Connect is a free, confidential service providing, impartial advice, information, guidance and support on a full range of children's services available across the borough including childcare, activities, school admissions and finance.

Family Connect aims to ensure that families are getting the right help at the right time.

Health and well-being

NHS Health Check

Health and well-being services

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Please search the Family Connect Services Directory for a list of service providers in health and well-being:

Search health and well-being services

Babies, children and families

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If you need help, support or advice on your newborn, baby or toddler, we have all the information you need.

NHS Choices have provided an extensive pregnancy and baby guide, find out EVERYTHING you need to know about caring for your baby.

View the babies, children and families section

0 - 25 Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service

Mental health can be described as someone’s overall psychological and emotional wellbeing. A mental health problem is when a situation or problem affects the way someone thinks and feels and leads to them finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. Often, it occurs if someone experiences something traumatic, such as bereavement, bullying or abuse, but sometimes it can happen without these triggers.

When a child or young person is experiencing difficulties, previously they may have been supported by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). However, after significant consultation around services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, the views of children, young people and their families as well as professionals has directly informed the design of the new 0 - 25 Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service (EHWBS).

For more information please view the links below.

One you

Because there is only one you!

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. The good news is we can fight back to get a healthier you.

Getting active

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Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active.

View the NHS Choices website for lots more information about getting active. 

How much should I be doing?

The amount of activity you need to do each week depends on your age, click on the links below to find out how much exercise you should be doing.

Finding leisure centres

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We have lots of sessions available at our leisure centres in Telford and Wrekin, click on the links below to view more information about each centre:

Health apps 

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Diabetes

Diabetes apps are changing the way people manage, track and share information about their condition.

View all diabetes apps

BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. Use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and create individual user profiles to track the whole family's BMI over time.

Download BMI app (iPhone)

Mental health

Apps are a convenient way to look after your mental health and to tackle mental health problems like anxiety, stress and depression.

View all mental health apps

Cancer

Take control of your cancer with these apps designed to help you manage, track and share information about different cancers.

View all cancer apps

One You

Modern life makes it hard to be healthy. The good news is we can fight back. One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you.

View all One You apps

Visual guides - help to identify common conditions/illnesses

Use the links below to view visual guides to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect you, your child or family:

There are also plenty of self assessment tools available on the NHS Choices website.

 


NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions.