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How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Government advice designed to keep us safe is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live. Please visit the website for further information and advice.…

Hungry Little Minds

Everyday moments can be used to boost your child’s learning, and they are interested in all sorts of things. The Hungry Little Minds campaign provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love: • Children will…

Ince Start Well Family Centre

(A Sure Start Registered Children’s Centre) Supporting the communities of Wigan Town Centre; Standish; Shevington; Ince and Scholes; Aspull, New Springs and Whelley. What's on Please select the Activity timetable Where? Activities will be held in local community venues - as well as at our…

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) means there is inflammation in a child’s joints that isn’t caused by any other condition. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occur under the age of 16. JIA is more than just painful joints. There are…

Looking after your baby's teeth

You can start brushing your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through. Use a baby toothbrush with a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. Don't worry if you don't manage to brush much at first. The important thing is to get your baby used to…

MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine. It protects against 3 serious illnesses: measles mumps rubella (german measles) These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people. Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including…

Nannies and Au pairs (also known as a Home Childcarer)

For many families a Nanny or an Au Pair is a well-liked alternative to nurseries or childminding, they can offer flexibility for parents looking after children in their own homes.  Nannies can work on a daily basis or live in the home providing early starts…

National Bullying Helpline

Help and advice covering bullying in the workplace, bullying at school and online harassment.

Netmums

Netmums is the UK's fastest-growing online parenting organisation, providing information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily, to where to meet other mothers.

New campaign urges parents to bin disposable nappies to prevent recycling contamination

Wigan Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to launch a new campaign aimed at stopping the millions of disposable nappies that are contaminating recycling. It comes on the back of new research which reveals that more than one million UK nappy…
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