Health and Wellbeing

Health and addictions

At difficult times, it can be hard to focus on our health and wellbeing, and easy to spiral into addiction.

Project 6 is a drug and alcohol charity working across Yorkshire. They have been delivering services for people with drug and alcohol problems and complex needs for over 30 years.

They work to help people reduce the risks associated with substance misuse, offering effective support to drug and alcohol users and their families.

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For urgent mental health crisis support, please contact First Response on 0800 952 1181. This service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Anyone that is aged 7 and over can contact Safe Spaces which is a crisis service in the community, this service is available 365 days a year from 12pm to 2.30am. To access Safe Spaces, call First Response on 0800 952 1181 and ask for ‘Safe Spaces’.

If you or someone you know are at immediate risk, always call 999.

Family Action Perinatal Support

Pregnant mums and mums with children 1 year and under can be under extreme pressure with their mental health and money worries. Family Action offer Perinatal Support services, working to support mothers with their mental health and wellbeing. If this is you and you’re struggling, do reach out for support.

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Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Domestic abuse is a crime and there is help available. There are different forms of abuse, such as physical, sexual, economic, emotional and cultural.

Abuse can also be coercive, this is an emotional form of abuse that leaves the victim feeling pressured, threatened or isolated.

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and if you can, respond by coughing or tapping the handset. If calling from a mobile, you may be prompted to press 55, you will then be transferred to the police. This only works on a mobile and does not allow the police to track your location. If you are deaf or can’t make a phone call, text Register to 999, you will get a text which tells you what to do next – do this when it is safe so you can text when you are in danger.

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living well

Living Well aims to support people to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. Our health can be affected by choices we make and the communities where we live, work and play. Lots of people live with long term health conditions and staying healthy can make a big difference to how you feel when times are hard.

Living Well offers a free advice service which can enable people to make small changes to improve their health and wellbeing. The service can provide information and practical support with eating well, physical activity, stopping or reducing smoking/drinking/drug use, and family health.

Living Well also offer training which includes a range of courses and resources to support self-care around mental health. Everything from Being Well in Adversity to Stress, anxiety and Low Mood.

The Wellbeing Network

The local NHS, Bradford Council, and the voluntary and community sector are working together to help individuals with their wellbeing by setting up the Wellbeing Network for Bradford District and Craven. The network has six wellbeing hubs, these hubs provide advice and support on welfare benefits, mental wellbeing, domestic abuse, substance misuse, refugees and asylum seekers, physical health, and carer support.

The hubs are based at:

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winter wellbeing

Staying warm and well may be a little harder at the moment when potentially having to change your lifestyle. There are lots of tips out there to help you look after your physical and mental health whilst at home.

  • Heat your home to at least 18 degrees, if you can’t heat the whole house, heat the room you are in or yourself
  • Get vaccinated: protect yourself and those around you from both the Flu and Covid-19
  • Stay connected: keep in touch with people, keep a list of useful contacts in case of emergencies, and please look out for vulnerable friends and neighbours