The Better Health campaign from the NHS supports us to make some positive changes to the things we can control in our lives. Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, cut down on alcohol, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.
If you would like to find out more information to help you reach your health goals please visit Better Health.
This Stoptober join thousands of others on a journey to becoming smoke-free. You are more likely to quit for good if you use tools to help and seek out support. Visit our Smoking – help to stop page and Better Health’s Quit Smoking page to find tools and services that are available to support you on your journey to stop smoking for good.
It is never too late to quit smoking and many of the health benefits can be felt faster than you may think.
What we eat, and how much, is so important for our health and our waistlines! Here are some links to information that you may find helpful. The NHS One You website has lots of information to help us all make some positive changes to our eating habits. Check out this colourful Eatwell Guide from the NHS showing the five food groups we should be getting our nutrients from to form a balanced diet.
Information and support is available to help anyone to get the balance right when it comes to food choices, and a healthier relationship with food and diet choices can not only be beneficial for your physical health, but your mental health too.
Better health in Bromley - looking after your mental health and emotional wellbeing
Bromley Council’s public health team, in common with all councils countrywide, has been asked by government to use its knowledge and expertise to put together a Covid-19 local outbreak control plan. This builds on our experience in infectious disease control and our knowledge and understanding of the borough.
The public health team has worked with partners and other organisations locally to devise this plan as a live document that will be regularly updated to reflect emerging local trends and to outline any actions that may be required to contain an outbreak and mitigate the spread of the virus. Standard operating procedures and action plans underpin this document, but as these will change daily, they are not included within the document.
NHS Test and Trace
Contact tracing is crucial to the effort to control outbreaks in the borough, so we are supporting NHS Test and Trace. We are also supporting businesses selling food and drink to record who is visiting their restaurants and cafes.
Bromley GPs are there for you for all illnesses not just COVID-19. Please do not ignore symptoms or hesitate to seek out support from Bromley’s GPs and local health services if you're feeling unwell. Your physical and mental health is as important now as it ever was - so even if your concerns are not related to COVID-19, it is important to seek medical advice as and when you need to. Contact your GP or local health services online or over the phone.