My wellbeing

We all know it’s important to eat well and exercise, but there’s so much more that affect our overall wellbeing. In this section we take a look at some of the things that we need to keep our bodies and minds healthy.

If you are concerned about getting the right kind of healthy food, take a look at our eating well page. It lets you know where you can get good nutritional advice and recipes, as well as information about catering and delivery services like Meals on Wheels, and where to get help with costs so you don’t have to go without healthy food.

Visit our page about accessing healthcare for information about how you can reduce the costs of visits to your doctor, prescriptions, dental care, disability equipment and sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Everyone needs to look after their mental wellbeing – good food and exercise are just part of the puzzle. You need good sleep, healthy relationships, time to relax and strategies to help manage stressful times in life. Take a look at our mental wellbeing page for information about caring for your mental health, as well as places to go when you need more support.

Taking part in sport or other recreational activities is good for you. It helps you to get active, meet new people, get involved in your community, and gain new skills. There are lots of ways to get involved – our sport and recreation page have just a few suggestions.

If you need advice about maintaining healthy relationships with friends, family and others in your life, we have information on our relationships page about places you can go. Visit this page if you have any concerns about friendships, family relationships, sexual relationships or coping with loss, break-ups or family violence.