Following a healthy lifestyle plays an important role in helping you maintain both your physical and mental wellbeing. Even making small changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference.

The services and resources listed on this page are here to help you if you are ready to make some positive changes. There are a range of self-help resources for you to download and use. These will help you to learn more about what changes to make and how to make these. The self-help resources available to use are:

  • becoming more active
  • healthy eating
  • stopping smoking
  • drinking less alcohol
  • mental health

You can also access local services available to you in your area; these are shown in the dropdowns below and are based on the areas where we provide services.

Healthy Communities Lifestyle Service

Staffordshire Healthy Communities programme is a Staffordshire County Council Commissioned Service run by Everyone Health. The service offers individual and group support to help adults lose weight and stop smoking. You can find out more about what's available and who can access the service on the Everyone Health Staffordshire website, or by phoning 0333 005 0095.

  • All pregnant women and their partners can access the Everyone Health smoking cessation service
  • All Staffordshire residents aged 18 or over can access the Everyone Health smoking cessation service
  • Weight management support is now available to all residents aged 18 or over


Active My Way

Active My Way is one stop shop for local information on how and where you can get active, including a searchable database of opportunities and online videos.


Staffordshire Connects

Staffordshire Connects is an information hub on local services and support for adult physical and mental wellbeing. You can search by place and by the type of help you are looking for.


Staffordshire ORCHA

ORCHA is a free tool to search for health and care apps. It provides a simple and consistent approach to rating all health apps based on their clinical effectiveness, data security, and the user experience. ORCHA is available to anyone with access to the internet and smart phone. Apps can be used alongside an existing care pathway or as a stand-alone tool to help people improve any aspect of their health and wellbeing.


Community Mental Health Services

Our own Community Mental Health Services have a freephone service taking mental health referrals for all the Trust's adult mental health services, including people with dementia. The service helps people get the right support, in the right place, at the right time. They can help you get support from a variety of services that can support you, from financial wellbeing support, to social care, and many more.


West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic

The West Midlands Gambling Harms Clinic (provided by our own Inclusion Service) offers specialist addiction therapy, treatment, and recovery to people affected by gambling addiction or gambling problems across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin.

Stop Smoking Services (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Stoke-on-Trent Stop Smoking Service offers free friendly face-to-face support together with stop smoking medicines such as chewing gum and patches (on prescription) to support smokers to quit. Trained advisors are available in a variety of settings across the City, providing weekly support to people who want to quit smoking.

  • The service also has a specialist smoking in pregnancy service available to support pregnant women to help quit smoking.
  • The service is available to anyone who lives, works or who is registered with a GP in Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Please call 0800 085 0928 or text “stokequit” to 60777 for free help and support.
  • The Smokefree Families Service offers up to 12 weeks of telephone behavioural support and self-help materials to support individuals and families in Stoke-on-Trent who want to make their homes Smokefree.
  • The service is available to any resident of Stoke-on-Trent (aged over 16) who allows smoking in their home. To access the Smokefree Homes Service contact 0800 085 0928 or text ”sfhome” to 66777.

Shropshire Council

Guidance, resources, and information about local services that can help all Shropshire residents improve their wellbeing can be found on the Healthy Shropshire website. Their website includes a searchable directory of services that covers all aspects of wellbeing including physical activity services by Shropshire Leisure Time, and drugs and alcohol support by Shropshire Recovery Partnership.

Together All

Together All is an online mental health and wellbeing service and is available to the population of Shropshire for anyone aged 16 or over.

Together All offers a range of activities that allow you to work through what's troubling you:

  • Community: Forums where people help people. Share your thoughts and join a Talkabout alongside fellow members to share and discuss what's on your mind, gain support and advice. There are also Drawings tools to enable the creative expression of difficult emotions. The support of others experiencing similar issues is proven as a highly effective intervention tool.
  • Courses: In addition to the community, members have access to a wealth of resources and self-help courses covering all mental health and lifestyle topics from Coping with Grief and Loss, to Problem Solving, Health Anxiety and How to stop Procrastinating.
  • Resources: Access to a library of articles which can help you understand more about how you are feeling, learn new skills, improve your wellbeing, as well as self-assessments, widely used in healthcare settings, to understand more about yourself and to track your progress, as well as online journaling and action trackers to personalize your journey.

Joining the service is easy, we call this self-referral, providing no barriers to access. You don't have to make it known that you need access to support, you simply visit the website and register using your postcode.

Shropshire Talking Therapies

Shropshire Talking Therapies is an NHS service of specialists trained to offer effective talking therapies and support. It aims to improve health and wellbeing by offering a range of help, advice, life skills courses, supported self-help, other groups, and individual therapies for everyone aged 16 and over.

They deliver a choice of therapies in a variety of ways including email, virtually, telephone, face to face, individual and group interventions to suit your lifestyle. They can assist with conditions such as low self-esteem, difficulty in relationships, stress, worry, anxiety, low mood, obsessions and compulsions, panic, phobic, trauma, and anger problems.

Shropshire Health Coaches

Shropshire Health Coaches can support people to develop a personalised action plan to make lifestyle changes to improve diet, become more physically active, and to stop smoking. Support includes signposting and referring to local services. Support with other concerns such as anxiety, isolation, and finances can also be provided. You can self-refer into the service by calling 01743 255055 or email

Elevate strength and balance classes

Elevate classes are aimed at people aged 60 and over who feel a bit unsteady on their feet, have lost strength, or confidence, and may feel a bit off balance, or at risk of a fall. Many of the exercises provided in these classes can be achieved seated or standing so a range of abilities can take part. The classes are designed to be safe, beneficial and most of all enjoyable!

NHS Education for Diabetes

The NHS Education for Diabetes programme is a structured education course delivered by specialist nurses for adults who have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Whether you have been diagnosed for a long time, or have just had a recent diagnosis, then these courses are for you. All the courses are free and details about their sessions can be found on their website.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a free behaviour change programme delivered by Living Well Taking Control. The programme looks at the factors that are increasing your risk of Type 2 Diabetes and helps you to develop a plan to make healthy lifestyle changes that will reduce or remove your risk of diabetes.

Staffordshire Connects

The Family Hub Cooking Hub have created a range of recipes for cooking for a family on a budget. There are a range of recipes for main meals, lunch, snacks, and desserts and all recipes are free and easy to follow.

Telford & Wrekin Healthy Lifestyles Team

If you live or work in Telford and Wrekin, the Healthy Lifestyles team are here to support you. Healthy Lifestyles Advisors and Practitioners provide a free and confidential service to motivate, encourage and support people to make changes to improve their health and wellbeing. They work with you to identify and help you achieve small changes that can make a big difference.

We are here to help you if you a looking to:

  • lower your blood pressure
  • lower your cholestrol
  • reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • manage your weight
  • be more active
  • improve your wellbeing
  • quit smoking

Visit the Healthy Telford website for more information about how one Telford resident benefited from using the Healthy Lifestyles Service or email or phone 01952 382582

Healthy Telford

The Healthy Telford website provides information and advice on all aspects of wellbeing including information on local services and where you can go for help.

Live Well Telford

Live Well Telford is an all age online community directory where you can search for local serivces, advice and information.

Hampshire Healthy Families

Hampshire Healthy Families provides information resources, advice and signposting to services for all aspect of family health and wellbeing including health visiting services, immunisations and local activities for children and young people.

Smoke Free Hampshire

There is a comprehensive smoking cessation service available through Smoke Free Hampshire. Visit the website for further details. You can self-refer on this service by clicking here, call our Quitline on 01264 563039 or text Quit to 66777.

Health professionals, please continue to refer patients through the website.

Weight Management Services

Hampshire County Council have a range of commissioned services to help people lose weight. Eligibility criteria do apply to each of the services. Further information can be found on their weight management website 

Live Well Stay Well Service

The Live Well Stay Well Service is a single point of access for all commissioned lifestyle service in Buckinghamshire including smoking cessation and weight management. Health professionals can make a referral via the website or members of the public can self refer.  

Primary Care Network (PCN) Social Prescribers and Health & Wellbeing Coaches

Local primary care networks are developing an extended workforce to provide a wider range of services to keep their communities well and improve the support and management of patients across the local health system. As part of this work some PCN’s are recruiting Health and Wellbeing Coaches to support people achieve positive changes in their lifestyle and improve how they manage health conditions. Health coaches will work alongside Social Prescribers and Community Connectors who can help patients access other local services and support they need. Patients and service users will need to enquire with their GP if this service is available to them as coverage varies across each area. 

Self Help - One You

One You is a national NHS and Public Health England campaign and resource that aims to support people to improve their lifestyles and live well. One You provides tips, tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help people make small but manageable changes to their lifestyle. The website provides access to a range of Apps and information that anyone can access.