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September 24 2019

Five Ways to Wellbeing Workshop.

PEOPLE in South Gloucestershire can now visit a website for tips on improving their health and wellbeing.

The One You South Gloucestershire website provides up-to-date advice and apps to help individuals make simple changes to improve overall health and wellbeing, including reducing alcohol intake and managing stress.  

There is also a quit smoking service, guidance on healthy eating and practical advice on how to work towards a healthy weight.   

The website can also put you in touch with a Five Ways to Wellbeing Workshop, which are run on a five week-rolling programme across South Glos.

Cllr Ben Stokes, cabinet member for Adult and Public Health, said: “We have been offering many of these services for a few years, but this is the first time we have pulled them into a single resource allowing people to access information for themselves or speak to an adviser if they wish. We recognise that many health conditions are linked such as low physical activity and poor mental health, so by bringing these services together we can support our residents to make multiple and long lasting changes to improve their health.”

Helen Venning, from Hanham, said: “I’ve been going to the Five Ways to Wellbeing workshops, the support and advice they have provided has been really helpful. Attending the workshops has got me out and about, making me feel less isolated and more independent. They have also given me helpful tips on my diet and I found out about a local singing group which I have joined. This has further boosted my confidence and I’ve made new friends.”

One You South Gloucestershire - oneyou.southglos.gov.uk - is a free service for all adults over the age of 18 who are a South Gloucestershire resident or registered with a GP practice in South Gloucestershire.