Family health

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • Skin conditions: a visual guide

    Use this visual guide to identify common skin conditions and problems, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, athlete's foot and rashes.

  • Moles: a visual guide

    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.

  • Childhood illness visual guide

    See what some common childhood conditions look like, from warts and measles to chickenpox, tonsillitis, slapped cheek syndrome and warts.

  • 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.

  • Birth-to-five development timeline

    Use this guide to see the milestones in a child's development from birth to five years old.

  • Childhood health assessment

    Childhood is a great time to start eating healthily, keeping active and learning some good habits. Find out how much you know about raising a healthy 1-5 year old, with this short quiz.

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Weight loss guide

Lose weight the healthy way and learn the skills to keep it off with our 12-week weight loss guide

Couch to 5K

Tips on getting started with the Couch to 5K running plan, including podcasts and real stories to motivate you

Strength and Flex

Download our Strength and Flexibility podcast series and get a free personal trainer

5K+ running podcasts for C25K graduates

Take your running to the next level with new podcasts for Couch to 5K graduates