It’s easy to forget about but mental health is incredibly important. It’s often overlooked but can impact on all areas of our lives.
If you want to find out more about the services and support that are available to you, visit the Healthy Knowsley website. They list several places to go for guidance on caring for your mental health, including links to self referral services.
Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis
Fourteen units is equivalent to 6 pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.
Cold weather can put some people at increased risk of falling ill. Following advice from the NHS will help you stay well this winter:
Wearing lots of thin layers will keep you warmer than one thick layer.
Stay warm at night:
Use a hot water bottle or electric blanket, but never use them together.
Having at least one hot meal a day and regular hot drinks will help you keep warm.
If possible, get out and about. If the weather is bad or you aren’t very mobile, ensure you don’t stay sitting down for more than an hour at a time or try chair exercises.
Heat your home:
If you’re over 65, aren’t very mobile, have a health condition, or live with very young children, keep the temperature of your home at 18 degrees. If you’re on Universal Credit, you could get help with heating costs.
Make sure your cupboards are filled up with essentials and that you’ve got a stock of any medicine you may need.
Ask about the flu vaccine:
Check to see if you can get the flu vaccine for free on the NHS.