Health & Wellbeing

Being healthy is not just about being free from illness.

Wellbeing is about looking after yourself both physically and mentally. Your Support Worker will talk to you about your physical health and your mental wellbeing.

Support with physical health can include things like:

Looking at your diet and learning about healthy eating

Helping you to find an exercise that you enjoy

Understanding who else can help you with your health, for example, doctors and dentists

Looking after your sexual health – knowing where to go for contraception and how to stay safe sexually

Getting help with stopping smoking, drug, or alcohol problems

 

There is lots of information about how to look after your physical health on www.nhs.co.uk

Some signs of poor physical health include:

Lacking energy

Finding it hard to sleep

Missing meals regularly

Having pain or discomfort

 

If you are concerned about anything to do with your physical health, you can talk to your support worker about what help you need.

Support with Mental Wellbeing can include things like:

Recognising what good mental health looks like for you

Connecting with activities which help you to feel well and happy

Understanding what to do if you feel anxious, overloaded, or unable to cope

 

Knowing where to go if you need more help

There are lots of things you can do to protect your mental wellbeing. You can read more about these here

Signs of having poor mental wellbeing can include:

Lacking energy

Losing interest in things you normally enjoy

Difficulty sleeping

Feeling you cannot control your emotions

Self-harm or self-injury

Feeling anxious or depressed

Having thoughts, or acting on thoughts, about suicide

 

If you are concerned about your mental wellbeing, you can talk to your support worker about what help you need.

Your Support Worker will listen to you and help where they are able to. They will also help you to work out when you need help from other services, and how to get this help.