• Carers photo essay

    Carers photo essay

    Photographer Andy Gallacher was commissioned to capture carers as themselves - at home as well as out having fun - with and without the people they care for. Explore the gallery to view the images of unpaid carers and read about their lives.

  • Mole slideshow

    Mole slideshow

    Learn the ABCDE of moles to help you keep an eye out for any signs that might be a cause for concern, such as a change in the border, colour or diameter of a mole.

  • Heavy periods self-assessment

    Heavy periods self-assessment

    Heavy periods are not necessarily a sign there is anything wrong, but they can affect you in a number of ways. This assessment will help you to gauge how heavy your periods are and will explain more about treatment options.

  • Back pain guide

    Back pain guide

    Nearly all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Explore this guide for more on different types of back pain, ways of preventing it and get advice on treatment.

  • BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

    BMI iPhone app

    Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and track the whole family's BMI over time.

  • Wellbeing self-assessment

    Wellbeing self-assessment

    Good mental wellbeing - or happiness - is about more than avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good and functioning well. Take this short test to see how you rate on the wellbeing scale.

  • Fitness self-assessment

    Take the fitness test

    Complete this simple assessment to find out how close you are to meeting recommended levels of physical activity.

  • BMI healthy weight calculator

    BMI healthy weight calculator

    BMI is good way to check if you are a healthy weight. Use our BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height.

  • LifeCheck


    LifeCheck is a free service to help you and your family improve your health. Just answer a few simple questions and LifeCheck will give you results tailored to your age, gender and lifestyle.

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