Maintaining our mental and physical wellbeing can become more of a challenge when struggling financially. Making healthy choices can help improve your ability to cope.
It is important to protect against the cold weather as it can make some health problems worse and even lead to complications, especially if you are very young, older or have a serious health condition. Go to the NHS website for tips on how to stay well in winter.
Keeping your vaccinations up to date will help protect you against the more serious effects of illness. Respiratory illnesses like flu and COVID-19 are more common in the winter and can make some people very unwell. To find out about getting your COVID-19 and flu vaccines visit www.nhs.uk/wintervaccinations.
It is important to look after your mental wellbeing. From tips on self-care and sources of support to specialist help and money advice, you will find a wealth of information and guidance at Mental Wellbeing Hampshire.
Further wellbeing information can be found on the Connect to Support Hampshire website.
Local NHS support
For additional help preparing for the cold weather, visit the ‘Here for you this winter’ website from your local NHS where you will find useful information about the support available, as well as helpful advice, guidance and contacts.