Improving your health

Whether you’re a smoker, you’re concerned about your drinking habits or you simply want to lead a healthier lifestyle, there’s plenty you can do to improve your health here in Westminster.

1. One You

One You is here to help you get back to a healthier you, supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. One You provides tools, support and encouragement every step of the way, to help improve your health right away. You are not alone – One You can help you make small changes yourself, or with friends and family. 

Learn more about One You


2. Smoking

Westminster’s Kick It stop smoking service is the highest performing in the country. Are you or someone you know a smoker? Kick the habit with Kick It. Their free 1-1 specialist sessions run for 6 weeks with the support offered tailored to what you need.

Londoners can also call the Stop Smoking London helpline on 0300 123 1044 for free support and advice.

Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm, or Saturday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

3. Alcohol and substance misuse

Are you worried about how much you are drinking, about your drug use or the drug and alcohol use of someone you know? Here in Westminster, we have a range of free support available.

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

The Alcohol Service provides free, confidential support for anyone affected by alcohol use in Westminster. Whether you are looking to stop drinking, cut down, or you’re concerned by the drinking behaviour of someone close to you, the Alcohol Service can support you. 

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

If you’re aged 18 or over and are experiencing problems with both your mental health and drug or alcohol use, you can get specialist support from the Dual Diagnosis Team. Call 020 7341 5335 for more information.

Build on Belief is also available to support residents going through drug and/or alcohol recovery. Build on Belief services are run by people who have had their own experiences of drug and/or alcohol addiction and know first-hand what the journey to recovery is like.

Outside Edge’s theatre group offers people recovering from substance misuse the opportunity to get into drama and theatre.

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

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


4. Mental health and wellbeing

Good mental health and wellbeing is crucial. It means we're able to lead happy and healthy lives. Yet it’s possible that any one of us can be affected by poor mental health and wellbeing at any point. In Westminster, ensuring residents have good mental health and wellbeing is a key priority. 

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

Westminster Sings

If you love singing, why not join one of our community choirs? Many don't require auditions and are a great place to have fun and make new friends.

If you're interested in helping people overcome mental health issues through the power of music, read more about the Westminster Sings grant.


5. Eating well and physical activity

Eating well and being active is crucial to leading healthy, happy lives.

Are you worried about your health? Want to lead a healthier lifestyle? Healthy Hearts provides people at risk of cardiovascular disease living in Westminster with free advice, support, activities and clubs for improving their health for a happier and healthier future. 

Last updated: 20 September 2018
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