Physical health

Paying basketball

You certainly don't have to be into sport to stay fit - any physical activity will help. How about challenging your friends to walk briskly to college with you every day, or taking the stairs instead of the lift? Cycling and dancing are also great ways to help you keep to a healthy weight.

Healthy eating is also really important. We all love junk food, but too much is bad for you. Take a look at Change4Life's online tools to give you ideas about food that's good for you, as well as other health tips.

Change4Life smart tools

Thrive Tribe’s fitness trainer services, health walks and physical activity courses may also suit you.

If you are into sport, you'll already know it's an entertaining way to help you stay fit. Take a look at what's on offer in the borough.

Sport in Westminster

Health concerns

If you feel like your health is declining, contact your GP. He or she will be able to refer you to specialist care services, if necessary.

Central London Community Healthcare

Central London Community Healthcare has great online advice for young people on their Health Matters site:

Check the Health Matters A to Z

'NHS Go' app

Young people in Westminster can download trusted health and wellbeing information via a new app, NHS Go.

The free and confidential health app can help young people take greater control over their health, make healthier choices and get trusted advice when they don’t know where to go.

Find out more about the app from some of London’s best known Youtube vloggers in this short film.

Download the app

School nurses

As well as physical health, school nurses can advise on all kind of topics including mental health, emotional well-being, sexual health, smoking and health and lifestyle choices. They also make sure that young people with disabilities, long term illness or other needs receive the extra support when they need it. 

If you want to make an appointment with your school nurse, please go through the school office or your form tutor, or go to a nurse drop-in session if your school runs them. You can also contact HMSchoolnurse@nhs.net.

Healthy weight

Are you worried about your weight? If so, Westminster has a range of healthy weight services that may be able to help you.

Last updated 08 February 2017