Wirral Community Trust: Health & WellBeing
Wirral Community Trust offers plenty of advice, support, activities and courses in the area to promote health, many of which are free of charge.
With all the pressures of modern life, staying healthy can be a challenge. But if you learn to recognise risks to your health you have a much better chance of keeping fitter and living longer. Using the NHS Choices personal health check calculators to help gauge whether you need to take action on eating and exercise. And, if you're a smoker, you can work out how much money you'll save by quitting.
Many people enjoy a drink. Alcohol however is not without significant health and social risks. Grove Road Surgery have seen deaths directly due to alcohol and see a lot of disease related to alcohol such as liver disease, stomach problems and high blood pressure. Alcohol also causes social problems such as marital problems, problems with the law and employment issues.
Should you cut back on your alcohol? Take the Wirral Alcohol quiz and find out!
Smoking, advice and helping you quit
The practice has a dedicated smoking cessation clinic on Friday mornings.
The NHS have produced "Smokefree", a dedicated service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits of giving up and how they can help you kick the habit.
QUIT is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to QUIT should call 0800 00 22 00 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for free, individual same-day advice from trained counsellors.
Stop Smoking Widget
This tool gives you daily messages, and keeps track of how much you're saving and how many days it's been since your last cigarette. Great motivators for staying smokefree.
Eating Well & Exercise
Patients are bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for everyone. The NHS provides a wealth of useful information on healthy eating and getting fit:
NHS Choices: Good Food
Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't have to mean slogging it out in a sweaty gym. Just boosting your levels of general daily activity will reap big rewards in improved health and energy.
NHS Choices: Fitness
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Download The British Dietetic Association's Food Fact Sheet.