How you can look after your mental and physical wellbeing, get advice on alcohol, drugs, stopping smoking and eating well
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.
If you think your drinking is causing you problems contact:
- BDP Go to https://www.bdp.org.uk/ (opens new window)
- NHS Alcohol Support Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/ (opens new window)
- Alcoholics Anonymous UK Go to https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk (opens new window)
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
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.
- information about how much exercise you should have
- exercise tips
- fitness guides
Small changes in what you eat can make a big difference to your health. Get advice about how to have a healthy diet.
- NHS Eatwell guide Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/ (opens new window)
- NHS Healthy weight Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/ (opens new window)
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.
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.
- NHS Sexual health services finder Go to https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Sexual%20health%20services/LocationSearch/1847 (opens new window)
- NHS Sexual health Go to https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/ (opens new window)
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)
You're a young carer if you're under 18 and help to look after a relative with a:
- 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.