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.

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.

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.

 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.
  • Drinkline
    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:


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 professional.

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.

Smoking/Vaping Support

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.