What is Staying Well?
Both emotional and physical wellbeing stem from a range of activities and support ensuring that you stay well. Staying Well means engaging and having access to social activities and health and wellbeing services in the Community. People with active social lives, tend to be happier and healthier.
Most of what you can do to stay well and healthy has little to do with seeing your GP or local hospital, taking care of our mental and physical health can help to keep our bodies in the best shape they can be, this can involve areas such as dental health, making healthy lifestyle choices around alcohol, smoking or drug use and NHS Health Checks.
Staying well can also relate to managing a pre-existing condition effectively, both by following the recommendations of your GP and/or consultant or actively monitoring your own condition with the use of one of our MySelfCare devices.
Why is Staying Well Important?
Your health is your greatest wealth! There are a number of reasons why good health is important both physically and mentally. Leading a healthy lifestyle can help you live longer with lower chances of developing serious illness and disease as well as keeping you active and independent for longer. It is also important to remember that a healthy lifestyle should include happiness and fulfilment which can be gained from seeing friends and loved ones or trying something new.
Exercise has a range of benefits both physically and mentally, forcing you to either try something new, give you focus for the day or to help you relax and take a break from day to day life.
The self-management of any existing condition not only is empowering it improves confidence and can lead to better mental health as well as a better understanding and knowledge of your condition and what works for your body and lifestyle.
What is available to me locally?
Healthy Peterborough integrated lifestyle service provides local residents with Single Point of Access for all lifestyle services and provide Smoking cessation, weight management classes, health trainer service, NHS Health Checks and exercise sessions. Trained staff provide health testing, advice and help local people access services that promote a healthier lifestyle.
You can also get one to one or group support through working with an experienced team of Wellness Coaches. Wellness Coaches can also link you with the following tailored interventions on key lifestyle issues and programmes to improve health:
- Physical activity- Let’s Get Moving
- Weight management (for children and adults)- Shape up 4 Life and Let’s Get Healthy
- Smoking Cessation
- Alcohol misuse
- Emotional wellbeing
The service also offers an accredited programme; providing training and support to people who wish to voluntarily support others in their community or workplace to improve their health and well-being. Click here to find out more.
If you are a Health Professional please click here to refer.