Health

Good health should be really simple if you’re making the right choices.

A healthy life is all about balance. You can play sport; take time to chill with friends or take long walks. It’s also important to make sure you eat a balanced diet which includes fruit and veg.

 

Get active and be healthy

No matter how old you are, Active Sefton offer everything you need, from leisure centres hosting lots of different sports and fitness to street sports and everything in-between.

 

Active Lifestyles

The Active Lifestyles website is chock-full of information to help you lead a healthy, balanced life.

The MOVE IT programme teaches you about healthy eating, exercise and monitoring your weight. If you are age 16 years and under, you can take part in MOVE IT at any Active Sefton leisure centre or in your school.

For those of you too old for MOVE IT, Active Lifestyles offer Diets Don’t Work, a free programme to help you lose weight by making long term lifestyle changes.

You will also find Relax and Revive, which uses Tai-Chi, Yoga and Pilates to improve your mental health. You have to be age 18 and over to take part in these sessions.

 

Have your say on health in Sefton

Healthwatch Sefton is an independent organisation there to help you get the best out of local health and social care services.

Young Healthwatch is for anyone age 14-25 years

It gives you the opportunity to be heard and to help influence local health and social care services.

If you become a member of Young Healthwatch Ambassador, you can:

  • Have a voice and say about health and social care and the issues that affect young people
  • Take part in events and activities
  • Receive training
  • Influencing change locally and nationally by taking part in consultations and taking the lead on consultations with your peers.

Healthwatch Sefton wants volunteers aged 14-25 to help other young people be heard and to influence local health and social care services.

To be involved in Healthwatch Sefton, you can contact Healthwatch Sefton on 0151 920 0726 ext. 223, by texting 07850 328 022, by email or via Facebook

Useful websites

NHS Choices has advice and information on a wide range of health services to support young people