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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Halton Carers

We offer information and advice, support and advocacy, emotional support, relaxation therapies, carer break funding, training courses, support groups, day trips, newsletters and more.

Halton Disability Partnership

There are three ways in which they work to improve the lives of disabled people: – Providing Information and Advice on a range of issues of concern to disabled people. – Providing an Advice and Support service for people in receipt of Direct Payments. – Enabling people to join is – as volunteers, as Forum members, as supporters and socially.

Health Improvement Team

The Halton Health Improvement Team is part of Halton Borough Council and offers a wide range of local, tailored services and initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local people in Widnes and Runcorn. They work with individuals and the community as a whole to understand what services are needed and how best to deliver them – be it in a community venue or through one-to-one visits. They also work with local businesses and organisations to provide education and training services to help local people make healthy choices.

Healthwatch Halton

Consumer advice services relating to health and social care in halton. Also details of volunteering opportunities in this field, your NHS rights, details of GP surgeries and care homes.

IRS Integrated Recovery Service

Integrated substance misuse service offering rapid and open access to assessment and treatment for people experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol, promoting recovery from addiction and dependence.


Nightstop Communities Northwest is a unique, community focused, not for profit organisation in Halton. We offer vulnerable young people, their families and the wider community a complete support package which includes: •Emergency Accommodation – 16-25 years •Anger Management – 15+ years •Mental Health/ Wellbeing & Wellness – 15+ years •Counselling – 15+ years •Life Skills– 15+ years •Floating Support– 15+ years •Women at Play – emotional and mental wellbeing support

Parents in Mind

If you are feeling low, anxious, disinterested in your usual activities and are pregnant or within a year of giving birth, then our friendly, welcoming support may be for you. Our trained, female peer supporters can offer time and support through the Parents in Mind groups running in Runcorn and Widnes. A welcome, friendly, safe space is available to meet others going through similar experiences, seek information, talk things through, or simply relax.

U3A - University of the 3rd Age

The University of the Third Age is a learning organisation for people who are retired or semi-retired and wish to use some of their time to learn new skills and help others do the same. No qualifications are needed, none are given and there are no exams. It is non-profit making and is run entirely by volunteers. Opportunities to meet like-minded people and to get involved and enjoy a wide range of interest groups, both educational and recreational, all suggested by the members themselves. Regular opportunities to meet new people, to try new activities and most of all, to have fun and social contact in the process of shared learning

Wellbeing Enterprises

Wellbeing Enterprises is an award winning social enterprise supporting individuals and communities to achieve better health and wellbeing.

Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group

aim to offer support to those in the Halton area who’s lives have been touched by cancer. Patients, carers, friends and family are all welcome to attend the centre and we operate an “open door” policy between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday We have trained staff and volunteers available between those hours to offer a listening ear, a warm smile and a cuppa. We can also offer more practical assistance if needed, with access to the most up to date information about cancers and their treatments along with timely referrals to specialist agencies that can offer advice about finances, benefits and other help that you may be entitled to receive.

Information last updated 29 October 2018

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.