Staying Well

Staying Well

We all want to stay as healthy as possible but sometimes it’s hard to know what’s troubling you.

Is your tiredness a sign of a busy lifestyle or something more? Are you thirsty because you’ve been exercising more than normal, or could it be a sign of diabetes? Check out these self-care resources first and if you’re still feeling out of sorts after a couple of weeks, make an appointment to see your GP who can diagnose and rule out conditions, based on your symptoms, and help you to stay well.

Alcohol

Local Services

www.changegrowlive.org
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/health-matters/keeping-well/alcohol-advice/alcohol-advice

National Services

www.drinkaware.co.uk
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Carer support:
www.carers.org/article/alcohol-drugs-and-addiction

Diet

Local Services

Taste for life cookery course:
www.oneyoucheshireeast.org/eat-well

National Services

www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well
www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/start-the-nhs-weight-loss-plan

Useful information from the Association of UK Dieticians:
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/home

The Doctors Kitchen podcasts:
www.thedoctorskitchen.com/podcasts?sf_paged=3

Driving

Check if a medical condition affects your eligibility to drive:
www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

Drugs

Local Services

www.changegrowlive.org/content/cheshire-east-drug-and-alcohol-service

National Services

www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/drug-addiction-getting-help

Honest information about drugs:
www.talktofrank.com

Exercise

Local Services

Active lives programme:
www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health
www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/get-fit-and-healthy/health/becomemoreactive/active-lives

Reshape programme:
www.livewellservices.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/3508/Re-Shape-Weight-Man

Family exercise programme:
www.livewellservices.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/3509/Let-s-Get-Movin

Park Run:
www.parkrun.org.uk/macclesfield

National Services

Couch to 5K:
www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week

23 1/2 hours Dr Mike Evans:
https://youtu.be/aUaInS6HIGo

Movement & exercise advice for patients: 
www.movingmedicine.ac.uk/about/patients

Health checks

Free NHS health check for 40 – 74 year olds. Please contact your surgery to book an appointment:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check

Homelessness

Where to go for local support:
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/housing/housing_options/homelessness/homelessness
www.citizensadvicecn.org.uk/face-to-face/macclesfield

National Services

www.england.shelter.org.uk

Infection control

Good hand washing:
www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands

Should I keep my child off school?
www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school

Lifestyle – Promoting healthy choices

Local Services

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/livewell
www.oneyoucheshireeast.org

National Services

www.nhs.uk/live-well

Loneliness

Local services working to combat social isolation:
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/health-matters/keeping-well/loneliness-and-social-isolation/loneliness-and-social-isolation

Men in Sheds: Support for men over 50:
www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshireeast/our-services/men-in-sheds

National Services

Call in Time. Telephone befriending service for over 60 year olds:
www.ageuk.org.uk/services/befriending-services/sign-up-for-telephone-befriending

Medicines

Looking after medications – advice for you:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/medicines-information

Advice for carers:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/practical-tips-if-you-care-for-someone/medicines-tips-for-carers

NHS screening programmes

Info on current UK screening:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-screening

Pharmacy

Link to local pharmacy directory:
www.nhs.uk/service-search/Pharmacy/Macclesfield/Results/13/-2.119/53.259/10/13742?distance=25

Sepsis – What to look for:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis
www.sepsistrust.org/about/about-sepsis

Stopping smoking

www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell/health-matters/keeping-well/stopping-smoking/stopping-smoking

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