How you can look after your mental and physical wellbeing, get advice on alcohol, drugs, stopping smoking and eating well

Healthy living

Small changes may help you to:

  • be healthier and less likely to get ill
  • manage your weight
  • make you feel better and have more energy

See the NHS Live Well site Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/ (opens new window) for healthy living information and support.

Alcohol support

If you think your drinking is causing you problems contact:

Bullying

Get advice to keep your child safe from bullying and support for children being bullied.

NSPC bullying and cyberbullying Go to https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/bullying-and-cyberbullying/ (opens new window)
Bullying UK Go to https://www.bullying.co.uk/ (opens new window)
Childline Go to https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/ (opens new window): types of bullying 

Children and teenagers continence

Helpline and information if your child or teenager has a bowel or bladder condition for example wetting the bed.

ERIC: The children's bowel and bladder charity Go to https://www.eric.org.uk/ (opens new window)

Call ERIC helpline 0845 370 8008

Drug support

Get help and support if you or someone you know is addicted to drugs.

NHS Drug addiction service finder Go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Drug%20addiction%20support/LocationSearch/339 (opens new window)

FRANK Go to https://www.talktofrank.com/ (opens new window): clear information about drugs, substance abuse or misuse problems.

Bristol Drugs Project Go to https://www.bdp.org.uk/ (opens new window): local service to support people with substance abuse and misuse problems.

Exercise

The NHS website Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/ (opens new window) has :

  • information about how much exercise you should have
  • exercise tips
  • fitness guides

Healthy eating

Small changes in what you eat can make a big difference to your health.  Get advice about how to have a healthy diet.

Racism

Get advice if you or someone you know is experiencing racism.
Our organisations page lists GRT charities and organisations that can help.

Childline Go to https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/crime-law/racism-racial-bullying/ (opens new window): get advice if your child is experiencing racism.

Sexual health

Find sexual health services, what a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is and what to do if you think you or your partner has a STI.

Smoking

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK.
There are many ways to help reduce, quit or find healthier alternatives.

NHS quit smoking Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/ (opens new window)

Vaccination and immunisation

Vaccinations protect you, your child and others in your community from getting or spreading many serious and potentially deadly diseases. It's quick and easy and you can get these for free.

NHS vaccinations Go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/ (opens new window)

Young carers

You're a young carer if you're under 18 and help to look after a relative with a:

  • disability
  • illness
  • mental health condition
  • drug or alcohol problem

You can get  specific support and may be able to claim some  financial benefits.

 NHS help for young carers Go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/support-and-benefits-for-carers/help-for-young-carers/ (opens new window)

Carer support centre Go to https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/young-carers/ (opens new window): help and support to children aged 8 to 18 and their families in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.