Other health issues


Stopping smoking is good for your mental health

Being smoke-free helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression and gives you a more positive outlook on life. These benefits apply to all smokers, not just those with pre-existing mental health problems. We all know that stopping smoking improves your physical health. Here are 10 health benefits of stopping smoking. But did you know that stopping […]

Living with hearing loss

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Drug addiction: getting help

If you have a problem with drugs, there’s a wide range of addiction services that can help. Some of these services are provided by the NHS, and some are specialist drug facilities run by charities and private organisations. You can use the service search to find your nearest NHS drug addiction support services. This guide to […]

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Health A-Z from NHS Choices

The NHS (National Health Service) have a website that aims to help put you in charge of your healthcare. Their website, NHS Choices, provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of […]

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NHS stop smoking services help you quit

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking? Local stop smoking services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven methods to help you quit. They will give you accurate information […]

Living with a sight impairment

Need help reading this page? Use BrowseAloud (the orange circle) in the corner of our website to change the colour schemes, alter the text size or have the information read aloud to you. For help using BrowseAloud, read about how you can make the most of the orange circle on our accessibility page. What are sensory […]

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first step to getting better, but it is often the hardest one. You may need help if: You always 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. A good place to […]

Out of hours help

For out of hours help, call 01708 433999 Not all social care problems happen during office hours and some things need to be dealt with quickly. Office hours are usually between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and ‘out of hours’ is often referred to as any time outside of this. In this instance, Havering Council have […]

Living with incontinence

Here are our tips on how to cope with the daily challenges of living with incontinence, including advice on travelling, sex, skincare, hygiene and emotional wellbeing. Enjoy good sex despite incontinence Worries about embarrassing leaks during sex can mean you avoid intimate contact, which puts strain on relationships and damages your self-esteem and self-confidence. There’s no reason […]

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