Category: Healthy Behaviours

Wellbeing South Somerset

Do you want to find activities, groups or services in the community that could help improve your health and wellbeing? Then have a look at all the support that is available in South Somerset.

Somerset Health Walks

We run a range of Health Walks in Somerset on a regular basis.  We have a number of starting points around the area and all our walks are rated. Our walking programme is aimed at all levels of fitness and ability from beginners to advanced. The walks vary in distance and are rated by level in our

Somerset Exercise Referral Scheme

The Somerset Exercise Referral Scheme offers activities for those with a diagnosed medical condition. Health Professionals can refer people who will benefit from a personalised physical activity programme to the GP Exercise Referral Scheme. There are over 30 recognised leisure providers in Somerset that are accredited to deliver exercise on referral. Venues include leisure centres, gyms,

Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Somerset cardiac rehab team can help an individual regain confidence, improve quality of life and reduce the chances of further heart issues. They are based at various clinical and community settings around the County, and are accessible following a heart attack, angina treatment with an angioplasty and stents of coronary bypass surgery. Somerset Partnership

Leisure Providers

There are a range of leisure providers in Somerset that deliver both facility based and community activities. Facilities and opportunities at each site will differ, and the provider list below does not include private health clubs or gyms and independent sole traders. Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL): 1610 Ltd: Fusion Lifestyle: Kings Fitness:

NHS Health Checks

As one gets older, one has a higher risk of developing conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease or type 2 diabetes. The free NHS Health Check can spot early signs and help prevent these happening, which means one is more likely to enjoy life for longer.   The NHS Health Check is a health

Making Every Contact Count (MECC)

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and people have with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Training resources for staff are a key element of a Making Every

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s)

Past studies have suggested that a link between health outcomes and green space is due to increased levels of physical activity of individuals living in areas with more green space. Somerset has an abundance of green space, and various AONB’s to explore. Support is offered at all of Somerset’s AONB’s to build confidence in exploring

Drugs and Alcohol

Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service (SDAS) offers free, confidential advice and support to anyone whose life is being adversely affected by drug and/or alcohol use. A variety of treatment and support options are available, and the team will help an individual to find the right ways for you to make the changes that they want

Sexual Health

Sex can be a positive, pleasurable and life enhancing part of our experience, and sexual health is central to everyone’s health. Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Somerset Wide Integrated Sexual Health Services (SWISH):