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Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Dry January 2019

New year, new you. Dry January is the perfect way to start the new year. Swap all your alcoholic drinks for something softer this January to experience some amazing health and wealth benefits. Join thousands of people around the UK and sign up today for…

What to do if you've just been diagnosed with dementia

Whether your diagnosis came as a shock, or confirmed what you'd suspected for some time, it's important to plan ahead while you're still able to make clear decisions for yourself. If you've just been diagnosed with dementia, you may be feeling numb, scared and unable to take…

Stoptober 2018

Stoptober is back with a quit that’s right for you! The council is backing Stoptober and calling on our residents to take part in the 28-day Stoptober challenge to quit smoking for 28 days this October. The best way to quit is with expert help…

Smoking, alcohol and drugs

Smoking, alcohol and drugs can put your health at risk regardless of how often you take them. You are up to four times more likely to quit smoking if you have support and our Stop Smoking Service has been set up to give you that. If you…

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease. Symptoms of CHD The main symptoms of CHD are:  angina (chest pain) heart attacks heart failure However, not everyone has the same symptoms and some…

Give for mental wellbeing

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing. On top of this, it can also improve your mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones - such as volunteering in your local community - can give you a…

Why 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are part of a healthy, balanced diet and can help us stay healthy. It's important that we eat enough of them. Evidence shows there are significant health benefits to getting at least five 80g portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. That's five portions…

Weight loss tips

Losing weight and keeping it off isn't easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is linked to serious health problems and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease…

Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and it's especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. "Any type of exercise is useful, as long…
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