Health and Wellness
If you want to find an organisation who can help you to improve your wellbeing, try searching here on Staffordshire Connects.
Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.
Please note: Some groups, services and activities may have changed how they operate. Please check websites, ring, email or contact the service via social media if you would like to find out what support is available.
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Who can help me to lead a healthier lifestyle?
The Everyone Health Service is available will provide support around:
- Managing and loosing weight
- Stopping smoking
For further information on how to access the service, please visit the Everyone Health website.
Have you tried our Health and wellbeing app finder?
Everyone can use our Health and wellbeing app finder to help make positive lifestyle changes to your lifestyle and find the support needed.
Whatever lifestyle changes you are planning to make, getting some support from an app could be just the thing to get you started.
Where can I get a NHS Health Check?
As you get older, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia increase, and there are many lifestyle factors that can increase your risk of suffering from these conditions.
By having a free NHS Health Check, you can nip certain conditions in the bud and prevent yourself from developing any in the future.
Who and where can I have a free NHS check?
If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.
Everyone Health is able to provide you with a free NHS Check.
It only takes around 20 or 30 minutes and it will involve answering certain questions, having your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked, as well as recording your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity.
Where can I find a foodbank?
You can find a list of local foodbanks that can offer help here on Staffordshire Connects.
Many will also offer help with debt management and signpost you to support groups that can offer additional support.
I am feeling lonely or isolated, who can help me?
If you are feeling lonely or isolated, lacking a bit of confidence or can't get out due to mobility reasons, you could try a befriending scheme. Befriending schemes can offer companionship and support to you or the person you care for.
Take a look at a list of befriending schemes here on Staffordshire Connects.
Depending on your needs some may offer a regular phone call and others may involve a befriender coming to visit you regularly to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat together.