Help yourself to better health
Coronavirus has been a wake-up call for many of us. It makes us realise how precious our health is and that it may be time to introduce healthy lifestyle changes.
Evidence shows that carrying extra weight can make it harder to fight against diseases like cancer, heart disease and coronavirus. Find more information and support to help you eat and drink well and reach a healthy weight.
Find out how being more active can improve your physical and mental health. Exercise can also help to boost your immune system.
Smoking damages your lungs, your heart and weakens your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight infections. If you smoke, you are at greater risk of suffering worse symptoms or developing complications from coronavirus. Find out more about the support that's available to help you quit.
If you have a long term health condition it’s important that you continue to manage it to stay well.
If you’re not feeling okay
Coronavirus is having a huge impact on our daily lives. The uncertainty and change can take its toll on our mental wellbeing. Support is available in Stockport to help you, or someone you know who is feeling anxious, stressed, low or not okay.
Worrying about money can cause ongoing feelings of stress and make you feel worse. If you or anyone you know is struggling with finances, visit the council website for advice on:
- Council Tax
- Council Tax support
- Housing Benefits
- emergency financial support during coronavirus
If you're feeling lonely or socially isolated you can find some helpful tips that can ease loneliness and details of local and national support on the Sector 3 website.
Supporting your recovery from coronavirus
If you’ve had coronavirus you’ll want to get back to normal as quickly as possible, but it can take time.
Your COVID Recovery is an NHS website that helps you to:
- understand what's happened
- learn what you might expect as part of your recovery
- find out about things you can do yourself to help
The website also has information to help and reassure you if you're supporting a family member, relative or friend following their coronavirus illness.
Health at home
For advice on how to access NHS services online using a smartphone, tablet or computer visit the NHS website. You can find information on how to:
- contact your GP and video calls
- order repeat prescriptions
If you know someone who needs help to get online or you want to improve your online skills, Stockport Council’s DigiKnow programme may be able to help.
Find all the latest information and advice about coronavirus from the NHS below: