Looking after yourself

It’s important that we make good choices about our health and wellbeing. This includes taking the time to look after ourselves, leading healthy lifestyles and knowing what to do if we need help with our health.

Keeping on top of our physical and mental health can help us all to live well, feel good and able to enjoy the things in life that matter to us.

Lifestyle services in Suffolk and north east Essex

If you want to make positive changes to your lifestyle, there are a range of local services that can help.

Lifestyle services in Suffolk

One Life Suffolk offers help with matters such as:

  • Adult weight management
  • Healthy lifestyles for families and young people
  • NHS health checks
  • Stop smoking support
  • Help to get active

To access lifestyle services in Suffolk, you can either self-refer yourself or speak with your GP team.

Lifestyle services in north east Essex

The Essex Wellbeing Service offers help with matters such as:

  • Getting active and healthy eating for adults
  • Healthy lifestyles for young people
  • Stop smoking support
  • Improving strength and balance
  • Alcohol reduction

To access lifestyle services in north east Essex, you can either self-refer yourself or speak with your GP team.

Talking therapy and mental health services

Talking therapies can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes.

Talking therapy is available to anyone living in Suffolk or north east Essex who is struggling with their mental health. To access talking therapies, you can either self-refer yourself or speak with your GP team.

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What to do if you need help with an illness or injury

It’s important to know which service is best-placed to meet your need and when to self-care. This will help you get the treatment you need, faster.

Help and advice to take care of your health and wellbeing

The NHS website contains a wealth of information to help you live well.

Keeping well while awaiting surgery

If you’re waiting to undergo a procedure, it’s important that you look after your mental and physical health and emotional wellbeing. Visit the Suffolk and North East Essex Wellbeing Support Services website for advice on how to stay well before your surgery.

Page last modified: 25 May 2022
Next review due: 25 November 2022