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. Visit our healthy eating and drinking pages and healthy weight pages for more information and support to help you eat well and reach a healthy weight.
Visit our move more pages to 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. Visit our stopping smoking pages to find out about the support 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. There are many different types of support available in Stockport to help if you or someone you know is feeling anxious, stressed, low or not okay. Visit the Stockport Council website for more information.
Supporting your recovery from coronavirus
If you’ve had coronavirus it’s understandable that you’ll want to get back to normal as quickly as possible but it can take time.
Your COVID Recovery is a 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
Visit the NHS website for information to help you access NHS services online by using your smartphone, tablet or computer.
The their information includes:
- how to contact your GP and video calls
- how to 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: