Your health

Your health2018-05-14T11:23:13+00:00
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From looking after your own health and wellbeing, to getting more active or developing your social life, there’s lots of help and advice available to you.

If you need any help accessing any of the services below, speak to your Personal Advisor.

Then gym memberships up to the age of 21 years are available to you free of charge.

There’s also Activity for Life – a 12 week programme aiming to promote a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Then visit the Healthy Knowsley website where you’ll find information about activities in Knowsley and also advice on a range of issues such as debt, learning and working.

There’s also The Live Well website – a one stop shop of information about adult care and community services in Knowsley and across the Liverpool City Region. The website provides a wealth of information about services helping people to look after their health and stay well.

Then visit Think Knowsley – designed by young people for young people around the health issues affecting them.

Knowsley Sexual Health Service provides information and support to Knowsley residents around sexual health issues, contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Young people’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender support group meet regularly and enjoy social time together. It is run by Knowsley Youth Mutual – contact Jason Cole, Knowsley Youth Mutual, jason.cole@youthmutual.co.uk

Engage Knowsley work with people who want to change their lives for the better. Their services empower people to improve their health and wellbeing and take control of the direction of their life. They provide the substance misuse support for Knowsley residents.

Knowsley Integrated Recovery Service provides a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, young people, families, carers and affected others.

Knowsley’s Stop Smoking Service has a dedicated young person’s provision to help them give up smoking, improving their health and finance.

Speak to your Personal Advisor who can help you to get the right support you need.

Other useful information is available at:-

Kooth – it’s free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 13-19 years (up to the age of 25 years with additional needs).

Think Wellbeing offers free NHS therapy for people in Knowsley, helping you change the way you feel by changing the way you think. The service is for adults aged 16 years and over with common mental health problems like mild to moderate depression, anxiety and stress. It can help with other problems like panic attacks, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder. The service is available for anyone who lives within Knowlsey or who is registered with a Knowsley GP – further information is available by calling 0151 430 1707.

The Family Nurse Partnership Service is a health visiting service for first time mothers aged 20 years and under.

The First Step is a support service, helping those affected by abuse. They provide services for victims and survivors of abuse – women, men and children, as well as refuge.

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire and Merseyside) provides support for any adult or child affected by sexual violence.

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