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Resources to help improve your health

A range of free services that you can help improve your wellbeing.

Published: 7 December 2020

Last updated: 5 February 2021

Whether you’re a smoker, you’re concerned about your drinking habits, or you simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle, there are many free services and resources you can use to improve your health.  

One You Westminster

One You Westminster supports residents to make simple changes towards a longer, healthier and happier life.

These include 'stop smoking' and cardiovascular services, as well as ‘One You’ clubs.  

Find out more 

Alcohol and drug intake

Are you worried about how much you are drinking? Are you concerned about your drug use or the drug and alcohol use of someone you know?

We have a range of free support available:

Drug and Alcohol Wellbeing Service (DAWS) Offers free advice, support and recovery services for Westminster residents affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

The Alcohol Service Provides free, confidential support for anyone affected by alcohol use in Westminster.  

Club Drug Clinic  Provides free specialist support for adult clubbers and LGBTQ+ residents who have developed problems with a range of ‘club drugs’.  

The Dual Diagnosis Team provides specialist support if you’re aged 18 or over and experiencing problems with both your mental health and drug or alcohol use.

Please call 020 7341 5335 for specialist support. 

Build on Belief
Supports residents going through drug and/or alcohol recovery.  The service is run by people who have had their own experiences of drug and/or alcohol addiction and know what the journey to recovery is like. 

Outside Edge
A theatre group that offers people recovering from substance misuse an opportunity to get into drama and theatre. 

You can learn more about drug and alcohol misuse services on People First

Young people and children

Are you a child or young person living with or affected by drug or alcohol misuse? Find out about services available to you. 

Mental health and wellbeing

If you feel that you are in crisis, please dial 999. 

Ensuring our residents have good mental health and wellbeing is a key priority.  

Good mental health and wellbeing is crucial, it means we're able to lead happy and healthy lives. Any one of us can be affected by poor mental health and wellbeing at any time. Seeking help changes lives. Here are some of the options available 

Every Mind Matters 

The Every Mind Matters ‘Your mind plan’ asks 5 short questions to create personalised steps that can help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

You can  have the plan emailed to you for instant access or download the app.

Help when you're feeling low 

If you or someone you know is feeling like life is not worth living, or if you've been bereaved by suicide, you don't have to struggle alone. There are a number of organisations that can help when you need it most. A good place to start is your GP.  

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) 
CALM supports men in Westminster of any age who are down, in crisis or need to talk. Support is via their helpline, webchat and website. 

NHS confidential talking therapy
If you're feeling low, stressed, anxious or depressed there are also free, confidential NHS talking therapy services available for you.  

Reach Out services 
Available to adults over 18 living in Westminster and people registered with a GP in the area.