Health and wellbeing
Small changes to your lifestyles can improve your health and cut your risk of illness. In partnership with Kent County Council, Dartford Borough Council is able to deliver a wide range of initiatives and projects to help improve your health and wellbeing.
More information about the work that is taking place in Dartford for each healthy living topic, plus easy and practical tips and advice to help you start a healthier lifestyle can be found below:
- Become a volunteer walk leader
- Eating healthily
- Get active
- Healthy weight
- Mental well-being
- Sensible drinking
- Sexual health
- Stop smoking
- Substance misuse
- Dartford as a BHF Heart Town
Dartford Borough Council also supports the Change4Life movement. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle we need to both eat well and move more. Many families and individuals are making changes that will help them live healthier and longer lives. Visit the Change4Life website www.nhs.uk/change4life or call 0300 123 4567 for more information. Alternatively to find out what is happening in the local area related to Change4Life view the Change4Life in Dartford page.
Healthy Living Centre Dartford
The Healthy Living Centre Dartford is a friendly, community-led service. The aim of the centre is to promote healthy lifestyle choices in Dartford and surrounding areas through providing access to exercise and activity sessions, learning basic IT skills, providing help to give up smoking, opportunities for volunteering or advice, and providing information and support to make healthy, positive choices for individuals and families. They deliver projects in five main areas; Sexual Health, Stop Smoking, Substance Misuse, Healthy Weight & Mental Health.
The Healthy Living Centre is based at St Edmunds Church Living Well, a community health centre in Temple Hill, Dartford, which houses a GP surgery, a SureStart Children's Centre and the Healthy Living Centre staff offices.
For more information visit the Healthy Living Centre Dartford website or call 01322 311265.
If you have any questions or queries concerning anything on the healthy living pages please contact us Online: Contact the Health Team for more information.