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Healthy Living and Wellbeing

All sorts of things in life affect our health and wellbeing, from what you eat and drink to where you live and work. In Greenwich we have a wide range of services and support available across the community for every area of life to help you live well, whatever age you are. 

For more information, advice and guidance on any of the sub-categories please use the navigation links below.

Support Groups and Counselling | Mental Health Services | Drug and Alcohol Services | NHS Services and Health Information | Dementia Information Hub

Alternatively, you can view all of the services available in the Health and Wellbeing category here.

If you can't find what you're looking for, you can email the Greenwich Community Directory team, free call the Live Well Greenwich Line on 0800 470 4831 or click the 'Give Us Your Feedback' button below.

Healthy Lifestyles

Looking after your body and mind can help improve both your length and quality of life. 

Whether you need information and support on eating well, moving more, stopping smoking, drinking less or managing a long term condition, the Greenwich Community Directory is there for you and your loved ones.

The local children and families directory offers support for families, children and young people, from pregnancy through to teenage years.  If you’re a family wanting to make changes or access local services for help to live well then you can click here.

The Local Offer also offers support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0-25.

You can also visit the Live Well Greenwich website for more detailed information and support on these topics and much more. 

Mental Wellbeing

Looking after our mental wellbeing is just as important as our physical health. There are lots of ways to do this with information and services that can be found across the Directory.

For example, being with others and feeling part of something really boosts wellbeing so why not search some of the groups at our local community centres, try volunteering or join a group walk or dance class near you? Keep an eye on our What’s On section to see what events are happening locally.  To keep your mind active try learning a new skill at a community college, for example.

We all have times in life that are difficult too, that can affect our mental and physical health.  The Directory can point you in the direction of counselling services or advocacy.  There’s also information and practical help available for worries about relationship issues, housing, employment and money, if you are struggling with a long-term condition or are a carer.

For more information and tips visit the Live Well Greenwich website.

Healthy Environments

Where we live and our living situation (including housing, work and finances), our relationships and community all affect our health and wellbeing.

Supporting safe, healthy and inclusive environments is important to make sure we all enjoy a good quality and long life. This includes staying warm and safe in winter (and indeed all year round), getting help with unhealthy relationships, housing needs, open access to parks and green spaces, cleaner air and safe and active travel.

Pollution Alerts and Reducing Exposure: airTEXT

You can find more detailed information about these topics and more at Live Well Greenwich.

Live Well Greenwich Line and Coaches

If you want more help using the Directory over the phone or face-to-face, there is a new local service that can help. The Live Well Greenwich Line is a free helpline staffed by local, trained health and wellbeing advisors offering signposting to and support for:

  • Eating well
  • Moving more
  • Stopping smoking
  • Drinking less
  • NHS Health Checks and support for managing long term conditions
  • Support with housing needs
  • Money, debt and benefit advice
  • Employment and training
  • Social and community activities

Call the Live Well Greenwich Line 0800 470 4831
A free helpline staffed by local, trained health and wellbeing advisors for signposting and support to live well.

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-7.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Sat 9am - 12 noon 
A message can be left outside of these hours

Alternatively the line may refer you to a local Live Well Coach for a face-to-face session at one of our community hubs, offering signposting and support with the above to live well.