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Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of:…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Help for People with Learning Disabilities

Advice and information for those who have learning disabilities.

Help for problem gambling

Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available. Are you a problem gambler? Try this questionnaire: Do you bet more…

Help in the Home

We will all, at some time in our lives, need some help to stay independent, safe and well in our homes. Some people will need just a little support such as help with cleaning, preparing a meal, or help with shopping. Others will require more…

Help with Caring (Local Offer)

Help with caring Some people need practical support. This can be for both inside and outside the home. This support can be given by social care services. The local authority can carry out an assessment to decide if you or your family needs support from…

Help with Childcare Costs

You could get financial help to pay for some or all of your childcare costs.

Help with housing

There are different options for where you can live in Sheffield: Live at home with your family Rented housing Buy your own home Move into a supported living scheme Live with, or visit, an approved carer in their home If you have a social worker,…

Help your baby learn to talk

0-6 months 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 2-3 years 0-6 months Hold your baby close and look at them as you talk to them. Babies love faces and will watch you and respond as you talk Chat about what you are doing as you feed,…

Helping your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for a long time. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be…

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that's spread through blood and body fluids. It often doesn't cause any obvious symptoms in adults and typically passes in a few months without treatment. But in children, it often persists for years and may eventually cause serious…

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. However, with modern treatments it's usually possible to cure the infection, and most people with it will have a normal…

Heroin addiction: get help

If you're addicted to heroin and you want to stop, you can ask your GP or local drug treatment service for help. As someone with a drug addiction you are entitled to the same confidential NHS care as anyone else who has a health problem.…

HIV and AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease.  AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen…

Home educating your child with SEND

The law in England states that education is compulsory for children aged 5-16 years – but attending a school is not. Parents are responsible for ensuring that their child receives a suitable education. Parents have the right to educate their child themselves. This is known…

Homelessness

Contact the Housing Solutions service if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The service can give advice about your rights, housing options and help you find alternative accommodation. Last review: 09/06/2020 Information owner: Strategy and Commissioning, People Portfolio

Housing

Whatever your housing need, there’s support to help you. You might need some help to: find somewhere to live. move home if where you’re living is no longer suitable for you. get support to keep up your tenancy or remain in your own home if you…

Housing and Accommodation

The Housing Solutions service is made up of a number of different teams who work together to provide advice, assistance and support to people who are homeless or in housing need. The primary aim of the service is to prevent homelessness, with statutory homeless assessments…

How to access Council education and social care services

This document is primarily aimed at professionals. It provides a summary of the pathways to Council-run education and social care services for children and young people with SEND.  Please see How to access health services for information about referral pathways to NHS services. Last reviewed:…

How to access health services

Schools and other education providers can help in getting a diagnosis for health problems observed in their setting. The following provides details on how to access different health services. It explains what might prompt a referral, who can make the referral and what the service…

How to complain (Local Offer)

Complaints about Education Services If you have a grievance or would like to comment on the treatment you have received from the education system, there are procedures that you can follow in order to make your voice heard. Details and advice on how to make…

How to contact your Early Help Hub

To request a service from Early Help services, you can complete an Early Help Assessment Part 1 form and return it by secure email or post. The screening teams in MAST respond to requests for a service about a child or young person. Screening workers…

How to deal with stress

Stress causes physical changes in the body designed to help you take on threats or difficulties. You may notice that your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense and you start to sweat. This is sometimes known as the 'fight or flight' response. Once…

How to find an NHS gender identity clinic

Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment, or confirmation. Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender identity clinics…
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