Looking after your mental health

Your mental health, mental fitness and your emotional wellbeing are incredibly important to allow you to function happily and healthily. These public mental health pages offer services to support you as well as information to self-support. You may also want to become a mental health first aider, or be trained in suicide prevention – and here you can find out how.

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Keeping physically active

The benefits of being physically active are numerous and here you will find out about the many ways you can stay active across the Borough.

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Good food in BwD

Eating a healthy diet is so important to keeping our body happy inside. Here you will find out how to shop and eat well on a budget and how other organisations can help you and your family to flourish.

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Children and Young People

The first 1000 days of a baby’s life are so important. Health Visitors are paid by the council to support new mums and dads until the school nursing service takes over. Teenagers and young adults will also find help and support here including links to activities and services just for you.

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Stop Smoking

Smoking kills simply because of all the toxins smokers breathe into their lungs and blood cells. Children should not be forced to inhale second hand smoke in the home or in a private vehicle for this reason. It’s also a very addictive and expensive habit. Here you will find out how the Public Health team can support you to quit.

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Sexual health services (including contraception)

Here you will find advice and support to prevent unwanted pregnancies and advice and services you need to see if you pick up a sexually transmitted disease when having unprotected sex. You can collect free condoms, get advice on other contraception and speak to sexual health professionals in private.

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Alcohol and drug misuse support

If you think your alcohol intake is becoming a problem then you can speak to a professional for advice and support. If you are struggling with an addiction to an illegal substance then our provider will help.

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Live Well

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Age Well

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