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Family Health

Healthly homes, are happy homes

We don't view any family as 'typical', but we do view every family as a capable, loving unit, and we believe that family health bridges the gap between individual health on the one hand and public health on the other. Vala support every type of family unit to thrive, grow, learn and stay healthy.

What do we mean by family health?

Many health problems arise and are cared for within the home, and can often be carried out into school, or work. Vala will support you to look after the health of your home, even if you just need ad-hoc advice for something that might be worrying you.

We also believe that the health of your family needs to be tailored to the specific functions/stages of family life:

  • family planning and reproductive health,
  • maternal and child health,
  • school health,
  • adolescent health,
  • adult health,
  • health of old people.

Vulnerable families also deserve special attention, with preventive activities as upstream as possible in order to avoid—or at least to minimise—the health consequences of stress, disease, violence, as well as the breakdown of the family.

If you would like support, advice, and care with your families health and wellbeing, book an appointment with Vala for advice.

Because we're Vala, and because you get unlimited appointments, even if you just feel a bit "confused" and want some support to start feeling a bit more informed, we're always here to guide you through.

How do we approach family health?

We fully understand that:

  • The health of one member affects the welfare of other members in the family.
  • Every family is unique and it is affected by every aspect of community life.
  • As a health service provider, we must understand family ways, traditions, customs and the beliefs of the family.

Life-cycle focused care

Like every human being, every family goes through a life-cycle where its various functions develop at different rhythms. Of the diverse dimensions used in describing the family, we focus on the life-cycle concept because it is particularly useful in providing you a framework for understanding the dynamics of how the family group affects the health and well-being of its members and how the health and well-being of its members affect the health of the family.

Our family life-cycle perspective helps us create different intervention and support approached by considering various phases of the family life-cycle starting from early neonate to old age.

We support your family life-cycle and journey by:

  • Serving as a source of health information,
  • Assisting parents with the education for preparing their child to become a productive adult,
  • Helping you to reduce mental stress and anxiety,
  • Helping families cope with physical and emotional changes,
  • Giving support during acute as well as chronic illness,
  • Giving support with disability,
  • Offering health and wellbeing guidance in times of need and emotional pressure.

Firstly, it is important to approach family health knowing that it is a continuum of age-stages where the needs of an individual changes through their life, from conception to death.

Secondly, it is important to prepare for the different stages and events of life which an individual or household passes through, and which often bring with it a different status given to individuals such as becoming a widow/er, a single mother, an adolescent, or unemployed.

General health

General health

Our GPs can treat many non-emergency health problems. We can give expert advice, refer for tests and specialist review, and issue you with medication.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Your body has a great deal to do during pregnancy. Sometimes the changes taking place can cause irritation or discomfort, and sometimes you may be concerned, we're here to talk through any concerns with you. Find out more.

Costs and transparency

Costs and transparency

We understand that private health care seems like a luxuary. We want to help families find strategies and tactics to address the costs and impacts to access quality of care.

Holistic individual health

Holistic individual health

Identifying, addressing, and improving the member/patient’s overall medical, lifestyle/behavioral, socioeconomic, cultural, financial, educational, geographic, and environmental well-being for a frictionless and connected healthcare experience.

Mental Health

Mental Health

When we become mentally unwell, it can be difficult to explain to our family what is happening and for the family to make sense of their parent's behaviour. We're here to help. Find out more.

Adolescent mental care

Adolescent mental care

Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents. Our discreet, secure system helps teenagers talk, and create care strategies.

Diet & nutrition

Diet & nutrition

Our dietitians can develop personalised eating plans to help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol, train for an athletic event, or just eat more nutritiously.

Women's health

Women's health

We can help if you need effective contraception, if you're concerned about your fertility, or if you're experiencing the menopause and need advice. We know pregnancy can be an especially stressful time, and will be on hand before, during and after to answer any questions you may have. Find out more.

  • General health

    Our GPs can treat many non-emergency health problems. We can give expert advice, refer for tests and specialist review, and issue you with medication.

  • Pregnancy

    Your body has a great deal to do during pregnancy. Sometimes the changes taking place can cause irritation or discomfort, and sometimes you may be concerned, we're here to talk through any concerns with you. Find out more.

  • Costs and transparency

    We understand that private health care seems like a luxuary. We want to help families find strategies and tactics to address the costs and impacts to access quality of care.

  • Holistic individual health

    Identifying, addressing, and improving the member/patient’s overall medical, lifestyle/behavioral, socioeconomic, cultural, financial, educational, geographic, and environmental well-being for a frictionless and connected healthcare experience.

  • Mental Health

    When we become mentally unwell, it can be difficult to explain to our family what is happening and for the family to make sense of their parent's behaviour. We're here to help. Find out more.

  • Adolescent mental care

    Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents. Our discreet, secure system helps teenagers talk, and create care strategies.

  • Diet & nutrition

    Our dietitians can develop personalised eating plans to help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol, train for an athletic event, or just eat more nutritiously.

  • Women's health

    We can help if you need effective contraception, if you're concerned about your fertility, or if you're experiencing the menopause and need advice. We know pregnancy can be an especially stressful time, and will be on hand before, during and after to answer any questions you may have. Find out more.

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