Health and wellbeing

People are living longer and it is therefore important that we look after our health so that we can remain active and healthy and take part in our community for as long as possible. Improving wellbeing is a worthy goal in its own right and can be instrumental to other outcomes – physical health, getting into work and productivity. Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life. 

Wellbeing Service

Warrington Wellbeing Service

Wellbeing is about having a good quality of life; it can be described as feeling healthy, happy or being able to cope with the problems that can happen in life. There are many different issues that can affect your wellbeing; worries about money, feeling stuck in a rut, or maybe wanting help to change, for example quit smoking.

For more information click here

Courses to promote Health & Wellbeing

These courses are for adults age 18 and over in the Warrington Community.  Who are looking at improving their health and wellbeing.

I am I can (Confidence) a Journey of self-discovery

Mindfulness

Anxiety Management

Positive Thoughts

Looking after your mental wellbeing using - www.happyoksad.org.uk

Youth Connect 5

Boost

Maketime

Change 4 Life

Dementia Friends

OFFLOAD

Budget Boosting

Creative Remedies

Getting to know your Tablet

Computers for the Terrified

Ageing Well

All these courses are FREE and held in the local community - for more information click on the course you wish to attend

 

Happy?OK?Sad Mental Health Support

Happy? OK? Sad? is Warrington's mental health awareness website.

The site includes information about how to look after your mental wellbeing, as well as a directory of mental health support services. There’s also details of services you can contact if you can’t cope and need help right now. Local services are clearly marked and there’s a short description explaining what each service offers. The website is divided into age specific pages, so you can quickly find the information and services most relevant to you. There’s also a page for frontline workers with links to free resources and online tools.

The aims of the Happy? OK? Sad? website are to make you aware of:

  • simple things you can do to look after your mental health
  • symptoms of common mental health problems
  • services that can offer information, advice, support or treatment
  • what to do if someone can’t cope and needs help right now

As this year’s theme is “young people and mental health in a changing world” a new section, listing free mental health resources for children and young people, has been published on Warrington mental health awareness site www.happyoksad.org.uk

The section new covers:

  • Mental health and wellbeing resources for schools
  • Leaflets, booklets and fact sheets on different aspects of mental health, for young people, parents, carers and staff
  • Training relating to young people’s mental health and wellbeing

 The text below explains where on the Happy? OK? Sad? site you can find these resources; and also where on the site additional information relating to children and young people’s mental health can be found:

Links to free mental health resources

To find the new section listing links to free mental health resources for children and young people:

  1. Go to www.happyoksad.org.uk
  2. Click the blue “front line workers” button
  3. Then look under the drop down heading “Resources for children, young people & the adults who support them”

Support services for young people
The Happy? OK? Sad? site also has a page for children and young people, with details of mental health information and support they can access themselves. To find this information:

  1. Go to www.happyoksad.org.uk
  2. Click the blue “children and young people” button
  3. Then look under the dark  heading “information and support”

Signposting or referring a child or young person into services
Information on the front line workers' page of the Happy? OK? Sad? site gives details about how to refer a child or young person into mental health services. Many of the services listed in this section of the website are specialised and require referral by a professional working with the individual or family. To find this information:

  1. Go to www.happyoksad.org.uk
  2. Click the blue “Front line workers” button
  3. Then click the drop down heading “Signposting or referring children or young people into services”

Happy? OK? Sad? promotional materials
Flyers, leaflets, posters and bookmarks signposting people to the Happy? OK? Sad? site are available free, for distribution in Warrington. (The materials include a poster and a leaflet designed especially for young people). If you would like to order some of the materials for the people you support, or to give to colleagues, then please complete and return the attached order form.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing & Make Time
Make Time is Cheshire and Merseyside’s mental wellbeing campaign. The campaign encourages us all to do everyday things, which can help us feel good about ourselves. The Make Time materials are aimed at adults, but many of the messages are still relevant to children and young people. The Children’s Society has slightly adapted the Five Ways to Wellbeing (on which Make Time is based) and has included “Be creative and play” as a way for children to improve their wellbeing, (rather than “give”, which is in the adult version of the Five Ways to Wellbeing).

The Make Time prompt sheet, though not aimed at young people, is clear and colourful and explains the Make Time campaign without using jargon. The sheet encourages people to think about what they do now to feel good about themselves, and what else they might do. It can be used in 1-1s with young people, or young people could fill it in themselves. I’ve attached a PDF of the prompt sheet. Hard copies are available free from Warrington Health Promotion Resource Centre. To order hard copies please email resources@warrington.gov.uk or ring 01925 443193

Who to contact

Website www.happyoksad.co.uk

Parent organisation Warrington Borough Council

Ageing Well

It is widely recognised that people are living longer, due to both advances in medicine and the adoption of healthier lifestyles.  In Warrington, 20% of people are over 65years and the number of 80 year olds is projected to increase by 100% over the next 25 years.  It is therefore vital that as we age, we reap the benefits of living in a healthy, prosperous and socially inclusive life.

Here are 11 tops tips to Healthy ageing, to support people to do just that!  Each of the sections below contains advice, guidance and information on how to age well; covering a range of topics from financial planning to strength based exercises to keeping fit and prevent falls.

11 tops tips to ageing well….

1.    Flu jabs

2.    Winter months

3.    Keeping Active/Staying Strong and Fit 

 4.   Mental Health and Wellbeing - Keep Learning

5.    Health Check and Screening

6.    Eat a good healthy diet

7.    Regularly review your medication

8.     Involve yourself in the Community

9.     Check your benefit entitlement

10.    Keep Hydrated - take notice

11.    Independent Living

GP Surgeries

Warrington GP Practices    
Name Address 1 Address 2 Postcode Telephone No. 
Folly Lane Medical Centre Folly Lane Bewsey WA5 0LU 01925 417247
Guardian Medical Centre Guardian Street   WA5 1UD 01925 650226
Springfields Medical Centre Bath Street Health & Wellbeing Centre Legh Street WA1 1UG 01925 843880
Causeway Medical Centre 166-170 Wilderspool Causeway   WA4 6QA 01925 630282
Fearnhead Cross Medical Centre 25 Fearnhead Cross Fearnhead WA2 0HD 01925 847000
Padgate Medical Centre 12 Station Road Padgate WA2 0RX 01925 815333
Birchwood Medical Centre 15 Benson Road Birchwood WA3 7PJ 01925 823502
Greenbank Surgery 274 Manchester Road   WA1 3RB 01925 631132
The Surgery 280 Manchester Road   WA1 3RB 01925 230022
Holes Lane Medical Centre 28 Holes Lane Woolston WA1 4NE 01925 599855
Helsby Street Medical Centre 2 Helsby Street   WA1 3AW 01925 637304
Fairfield Surgery 278 Manchester Road   WA1 3RB 01925 245204
Westbrook Medical Centre 301/302 Westbrook Centre Westbrook WA5 8UF 01925 654152
Chapleford Health Plus Burtonwood Road Great Sankey WA5 3AN 01925 598230
Penketh Health Centre Honiton Way Penketh WA5 2EY 01925 725644
Stockton Heath Medical Centre The Forge, London Road Stockton Heath WA4 6HJ 01925 604427
The Stretton Branch Surgery 45 Dudlow Green Road Appleton WA4 5EQ 01925 599136
Stretton Medical Centre 5 Hatton Lane Stretton WA4 4NE 01925 599586
Latchford Medical Centre Thelwall Lane Latchford WA4 1LI 01925 637508
Brookfield Surgery Whitbarrow Road Lymm WA13 9DB 01925 756969
Lakeside Surgery Lakeside Road Lymm WA13 0QE 01925 755050
Culcheth Medical Centre Jackson Avenue Culcheth WA3 4DZ 01925 765101
Eric Moore Partnership Medi-Centre, 1 Tanners Lane   WA2 7LY 01925 843883
Parkview Medical Centre Orford Jubilee Health Centre, Jubilee Way Orford WA2 8HE 01925 843641
Four Seasons Medical Centre Orford Jubilee Health Centre, Jubilee Way Orford WA2 8HE 01925 843843
Cockhedge Medical Centre 7 Cockhedge Way, Cockhedge Shopping Centre   WA1 2QQ 01925 244655
Dallam Lane Medical Centre 20 Dallam Lane   WA2 7NG 01925 572334