Health and Emotional Wellbeing
We all want to maintain a quality of life that allows us to enjoy living. In this section you will find a range of information, advice and services to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing.
For a comprehensive list of local services click on the 'View all services and advice’ link on the right hand side of the page.
The banners below provide links to national websites containing information advice and guidance on a number of topics.
The wider NHS website provides a range of information about living well including a number of downloadable apps covering a wide range of topics from comparing supermarket ingredients to easing stress and anxiety
Change4Life offers loads of ideas and help to make the many small changes that add up to a happier, healthier future for you or your family. The site offers lot of helpful information, recipes, tools, tips, and games for children. You can also sign up to receive regular updates.
Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
NHS Choices Moodzone offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
The Young Minds website provides a range of downloadable resources on issues such as managing anger, anxiety, building self esteem, bullying, eating disorders and much more.
One You - Stress is an NHS website providing practical tips to help you relax and cope with your worries.
Find counselling services in your area in the Counselling Directory, which includes a step by step guide if you're not sure where to start.
Drugs/ Alcohol/ Smoking
The Frank websites provides a range of factual information of various drugs and the signs and symptoms of using particular drugs as well as downloadable resources.
Drinkaware is a charity which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking. This site provides impartial information, advice and practical resources, raising awareness of alcohol and its harmful effects.
You can take a confidential alcohol test as well as access other advice and support at Don't bottle it up.
NHS Choices provides a range information and advice in relation to Sexual Health
Lets Talk About It provides a range of information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and contains a useful clinic finder for local services.
The Family Planning Association website has a number of useful downloadable publications aimed at young people and parents providing information about being ready to have sex, sexually transmitted infections and becoming pregnant. The wider website is also a valuable source of information all aspects of responsible sex.
The Stonewall website offers support, information, advice and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
Last Updated: 05 June 2023