Help with health

Worrying about things like money and jobs can be stressful and affect your health. It’s important for you and your family to stay healthy. Finding activities and support in your local area doesn’t need to be expensive. Here are some ways to get help with health and wellbeing.

I’d like help with mental health issues

Mental health problems can lead to many problems, including low mood and depression, anger and anxiety. Getting help and support is essential.

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I want to get more active

I’d like to find out more about walking in Wakefield

Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become fit. It's simple, free and ideal for people of all ages.

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I’d like to find out more about cycling in Wakefield

Cycling is a good way to get more active and is a great form of sustainable travel. There are plenty of cycle routes across the Wakefield district.

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I’d like to find a volunteering opportunity

Volunteering is a great way to help others in your community and be more active.

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I’d like to find out more about the Health Referral Scheme with Aspire

Whether you want to lose weight or be active, the Aspire Health Referral Programme can help you in becoming healthier and will support you to make changes that will lead to improvements in your overall health.

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I’d like to find other free or low cost activities in Wakefield

There are plenty of free or low cost activities available across the district.

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I need help with an addiction

I want to quit smoking

Support is available in the Wakefield district to stop smoking with Yorkshire Smokefree. The service is free, flexible and run by NHS experts who have already helped thousands of people across Yorkshire to stop smoking.

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I need drug or alcohol support

Support, advice and treatment is available in the Wakefield district for people who are worried about their drug or alcohol use.

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I need help with food

I’d like help with healthy eating

Eating well can improve your health and wellbeing.

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I need to claim free school meals for my children

Free school meals are available to all children attending a state funded infant school in reception class, year 1 or year 2 regardless of income. After that age, income-related free school meals are available to eligible families.

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I’m looking for a food bank in the Wakefield district

I need help with another health issue

Our Public Health team offer a range of advice and support.

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