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Here2Help advice and guidance

Healthy lifestyle

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Having a healthy lifestyle plays a big part in how happy and comfortable you are in your everyday life. This section includes information on a range of services and advice covering key aspects of our life.

Guidance: Alcohol

Having a problem with alcohol can be seriously damaging on your health and on the health and development of your family. There is lots of information, advice and support available for anyone who has a problem with alcohol use.

Guidance: Drugs

Drug use can affect your  physical and mental health, your family life, relationships and your work or study. Using illegal drugs can also get you into trouble with the law or cause money problems.

Guidance: Eating well

Whether you're trying to lose weight, get in shape or just live a healthier life, eating well has lots of benefits. From improving your health to saving you money, there are lots of reasons to eat well. You can still enjoy the foods you love, by making some small changes and food swaps to help you cut back.

Guidance: Keeping active

Being physically active every day can help to maintain a healthy weight improve sleep, prevent a range of physical and mental illness and disease including heart disease, type 2 diabetes ,some cancers, depression and  anxiety and reduce or delay physical limitations in later life.

Guidance: Healthy lifestyles and medication

Everyone has the right to register and receive treatment from a GP practice! If your doctor has prescribed you a medication, it's because they think it will help you. If you have any questions about the medicines you have been prescribed, you can speak to the pharmacist at your local chemist.

Guidance: Long term conditions

Guidance: Managing stress

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Guidance: Relationships

Most people have times in their lives when difficulties seem hard to cope with; talking things through with a counsellor can make a real difference. 

Guidance: Sexual health

Guidance: Smoking

If you are a smoker, quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health.

Guidance: Supporting happy parental relationships

We are all living in very difficult and uncertain times, this may mean disagreements are more likely to occur amongst people living together in these circumstances.

Local organisations offering guidance on healthy lifestyle can be found on the Here2Help Community Services Directory and you can find the organisations closest to you by searching on your postcode.