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Active Lifestyles (Healthy Lifestyles)

The Active Lifestyles Programme aims to provide the whole community with the opportunity to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Learning more about physical activity, healthy eating and nutrition has never been easier.We have a number of options depending on your health, level of…

Advice for families of drug users

Lots of families in the UK are living with a loved one who is using or trying to come off drugs. If you're the parent, partner, child or carer of a drug user, you may feel worried, frustrated and alone. It's important to recognise this and get the help and…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

How your GP can help you quit

Dr Michael Apple explains what GPs can do to help patients quit smoking for good. "GPs are generally delighted to help people who have decided to quit smoking. That's because about 40% of smokers will die from a smoking-related condition, so we know that stopping is one…

Information, Advice and Support

Healthwatch Sefton provides signposting and information service to help you get the best out of your local health and social care services. They are independent and can signpost you to a wide variety of services. We will give you information about the care choices you…

Sexual Health

We provide sexual health services across the communities of Sefton. Our service is free and confidential for everyone. We offer a choice of walk-in, or appointment clinics and designated under 25 only sessions. You can state your preference to be seen by either male or…

Substance misuse

If you are experiencing a problem with drugs and need information or advice or wish to access treatment please contact Sefton’s Health & Well-being Centre (Single Point of Assessment) on 0151 934 3100.

Talking to your teenager

Getting teenagers to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow these tips to help get them talking to you about their worries. 1. Ask, don't judge Start by assuming they have a good reason for doing what they do. Show them you respect their intelligence…

Treating addiction Q&A

Dr Gillian Tober, consultant psychologist and former president of the Society for the Study of Addiction, answers questions about treating addiction. When is it time to get help? The sooner the better. Some people say you have to hit rock bottom before you're ready to change,…
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