Looking after our own physical and mental wellbeing is something we should all feel supported to do.
Whether you’re growing up, getting on, or growing older in Greater Manchester, there’s lots of advice, ideas and services to help you live your life to the healthiest.
Browse the pages and articles below for support.
Bronchiolitis is a common viral infection in Greater Manchester and across the UK. It affects 1 in 3 children under two. It is most widespread during winter (November to March), and it is possible to get it more than once. Our page is here to help you know the signs, treatment and when to get help.
3 STEPS to staying healthy this winter
For little ones and their families, colder days and darker nights can take a toll on your child’s health and wellbeing, but there are some easy steps you can take to look after them at home. During this difficult winter of rising prices, it’s also important you seek help if you need it to pay bills and buy food.
Get to know where to go
When you use the right NHS
service, you get the right
Find the range of NHS services available to you and your family, so when you’re not feeling well, or need treatment straight away, you know where to go.
Who's who at your GP Practice
A wide range of healthcare professionals work at your GP practice to make sure patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible.
Measles - don't let your child catch it
Sadly, the number of children catching measles is rising in Greater Manchester, that’s why it’s important that your child is fully protected before they start the new school year.
To get the best protection for your child they need to have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. If your child hasn’t had both doses they will be more at risk.
More and more people in Greater Manchester with asthma and COPD are switching to more modern green inhalers.
Many people find greener inhalers relieve their symptoms at least as well as other inhalers or even better.
They are more convenient to use and are better for the environment.
If you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), it’s important that you continue to manage your symptoms well so you can carry on doing all the things you want to!
That’s why your GP practice will invite you for an asthma review once a year – more often for some people.
Social prescribing is help that doesn’t come in a pill, tube or bottle!
Instead, it connects people to activities, groups and services in their community to meet the practical, social and emotional needs affecting their health and wellbeing.