Health & wellbeing

Get Healthy New research has found that seven in ten (76%) of adults in the South West have made the active decision to make changes to their lifestyle in 2021, with 7 in 10 (67%) saying that they are motivated to make healthier lifestyle changes due to coronavirus.

Compared to last year, almost half of people (40%)1 feel more motivated to make changes to their life in January. Eating more healthily (35%), losing weight (38%) and exercising more (44%) were at the top of the list of changes. Evidence shows that being obese significantly increases your chance of being admitted to intensive care with COVID-19 compared to those with a healthy BMI.

To support the adults in the South West make these changes, Public Health England has launched its latest Better Health new year campaign to encourage residents to work towards a healthier lifestyle, whether it’s losing weight, getting more active, looking after their mental wellbeing, or quitting smoking. The campaign offers support through a variety of tools and apps, including the updated NHS 12 Week Weight Loss app. This comes as currently 28% of adults in England are living with obesity and 36% are overweight.

Search ‘Better Health’ or visit www.nhs.uk/betterhealth for free tools and support to help you make healthy changes.

Meanwhile, NHS.uk has the following advice and tips to help with the following:

Improve low mood

How to be happier

Raising low self-esteem

Reduce stress

10 stress busters

Breathing exercise for stress

Easy time-management tips

How to cope with money worries

Depression support

Tips for coping with depression

How to help someone with depression

Exercise for depression

Mental health at work

Bullying at work

Going to work after mental health issues

Talking therapies and counselling

Types of talking therapies

Gloucestershire County Council has the following resources to help improve your health and wellbeing: 5 ways to wellbeing

Benefits of talking therapy

Meanwhile, Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire is a service provided by Gloucestershire County Council and they can work with you to identify small changes that you can make, as well as supporting you to achieve them. Find out more at: HLS

Local Listings

Let’s Talk

A free service offering mental health support and advice on depression, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more. 

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Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

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Qwell

Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous mental health counselling from qualified counsellors (via online messaging/chats).

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Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery.

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Our Frontline

Round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.

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Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline.

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

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www.nhs.uk/live-well

Advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users.

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Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

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National Listings

Let’s Talk

A free service offering mental health support and advice on depression, anxieties, phobias, PTSD, OCD and much more. 

read more

Frontline19 Support Services

Frontline19 Support Services is a free and confidential service for frontline workers Frontline19 is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19. They can ensure you get the right...

read more

Qwell

Support available includes articles, forums, peer support and anonymous mental health counselling from qualified counsellors (via online messaging/chats).

read more

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders is a national charity which provides an eating disorder helpline to help encourage and empower people to get help quickly, because the sooner someone starts treatment, the greater their chance of recovery.

read more

Our Frontline

Round the clock one-to-one support by call or text from trained volunteers for frontline workers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health.

read more

Hospice UK

Hospice UK is a charity offering all NHS, care sector staff and emergency service workers their new ‘Just B’ counselling and trauma helpline.

read more

Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

read more

www.nhs.uk/live-well

Advice, tips and tools to make the best choices about your health and wellbeing to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.

read more

Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users.

read more

Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

read more
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Ask for help if you need it

It can be hard to know where to turn when we’re struggling with our mental health but support is available, from NHS and council-commissioned services to local and national charities. Many services are free, confidential, and you can access them yourself without a referral from a professional.

Support for carers

Find out what support is available to you.

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Support for children, young people and families

There is a wide range of support for children, young people and families in the county.

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Support for older age groups

More information about additional support that is available for older people locally and nationally.

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Support for ethnic minorities

Find out more about some of the support that is available

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Support for LGBTQ+ communities

Getting help with issues you're struggling to deal with on your own is one of the most important things you can do

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Support for veterans

If you think you or your partner may be experiencing mental health difficulties, you can get expert help

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Your health and wellbeing

The past year has been a particularly challenging time for everyone but whatever you’re worried about, please reach out for support – help is available

Contact us

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch to let us know what mental health support information would be useful to you at this time

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