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Health and wellbeing
Having a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent
strokes, heart attacks and disease.
You'll need a little dedication and discipline
... but you can get lots of help locally.
Find out how on the A Better Medway website.
Look for dance, cycling, swimming and walking groups in Medway.
Find cooking courses and recipes. Or get breastfeeding advice from local volunteers.
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, we can help you improve your wellbeing.
Find out how to quit smoking with free one-to-one courses around Medway.
Find information on sexual health, relationships, STIs and contraception.
Use our alcohol calculator and find out tips on how to cut down the amount you drink.
Help and advice for when you feel low, anxious or stressed
Are you suffering from extreme emotional distress or feeling low
and anxious and have no one else to turn to for help? Phone
Mental Health Matters on 0800 107 01 60 for a
confidential chat 24/7. Samaritans also provide a confidential
listening service on 01634 73 09 81 or
08457 90 90 90.
For employers who want healthier and happier staff
Employers in Medway can make a positive difference to the
health and happiness of their employees. If you want to reduce the
risk of staff falling ill and taking sick leave, while
also helping to improve their productivity and morale, a
new project has been set up to help you. For further information,
and to book a free consultation about the health of your
workplace, visit Medway
Healthy Workplaces or phone 01634
Free NHS Health Check for people aged between 40 and
A free NHS Health
Check is now available to people in Medway aged between 40
and 74 without existing cardiovascular
disease, which includes heart attack, later stages
of chronic kidney disease,
diabetes, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, transient
ischaemic attack, stroke, heart failure. The health check is
offered every five years and has saved thousands of lives.
Your GP should contact you with details.
Annual health reports:
The director of public health reports on public health issues
affecting Medway in the annual report: