|Health And Wellbeing|
Physical and mental health are two sides of the same coin, so improving physical health can positively affect people's mental health and result in an improved feeling of wellbeing. Similarly, better mental health can help maintain good physical health and have benefits for individuals with physical health conditions. It is therefore important to eat healthily, exercise regularly, maintain good mental health and have contact with other people. Please see below for some useful resources.
Being physically active
Sheffield International Venues run a variety of physical activity classes at their various sites across the city.
Having good mental health
The national Mind website offers information resources on a wide range of mental health topics:
Spending time with other people
Volunteering opportunities also provide a way of learning something and meeting new people. You can get more information about volunteering opportunities at the Sheffield Volunteer Centre, run by Voluntary Action Sheffield.
The Sheffield Help Yourself Directory is useful for searching for a particular interest or for something happening in your area.
You can find details of the many community groups and organisations providing a variety of health and wellbeing services on the Sheffield Wellbeing Consortium website.
The Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has a freephone helpline number (0800 0684490) and a website to help with quitting.
The British Heart Foundation offers hundreds of fact sheets on healthy eating, exercise and other topics. These are provided in a number of community languages as well as English and Welsh.
Another way to of promoting mental wellbeing is to become involved in creative or learning activities. Sheffield College offers courses from entry level to foundation degree level.
The Events in Sheffield website features a range of local events, including both creative and physical activities.