• Health

    • Keep your body and mind in tip top condition


      General Health

      NHS Choices has a wide range of information to help you improve your health. Visit the NHS Choices Live Well pages to find support, tips and further information on everything from dental health and stopping smoking to sleeping better and achieving a healthier weight.

      East Sussex Healthcare's School Nursing teams provide a range of information on health issues and services for young people and their families across the county.

      ChatHealth is a confidential, anonymous texting service for pupils to contact a team of trained nurses, offering advice on issues such as sexual health, healthy eating, emotional health, drug and alcohol misuse and stopping smoking.

      Text 07507 332473

      You can also use the NHS Choices symptom checker, or call the NHS 111 Service non-emergency line.

      Sexual health

      For everything you need to know about safe sex, sexually transmitted infections and more see our section on Sex, relationships and pregnancy or take a look at the Sexual health section of NHS Choices.

      Stress, depression and anxiety

      You don’t need to suffer in silence – find out more about Mental health.

      Eating Healthily

      Eating healthily can have a huge impact on our lives. It can lead to healthier skin and teeth, improved concentration and mood, and when combined with enough physical activity it can help us achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

      For more information on Diet and nutrition, go to NHS Choices Healthy Eating pages to find out how you can change your diet to improve the way you look and feel.

      Not everyone’s relationship with food is positive. Eating disorders can affect boys, girls, men and women from all backgrounds and ethnic groups. Beat is a UK charity which provides support and information for adults and young people affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. Visit Beat here.

      Alternatively, you can find lots of information at NHS Choices

      Getting Active

      We could all be more active. More time spent in front of our TVs and on our computers or phones means that the UK population is about 20% less active than it was 50 years ago. And, if the current trends continue, we will be 35% less active by 2030. The great news is you don’t have to join a gym to get more active unless you want to. Just thirty minutes a day of moderate activity like brisk walking, swimming or dancing is enough to keep us healthy.

      You can find more information on how to increase your activity on the NHS Choices Health and Fitness pages. 

      Help with drugs and alcohol problems

      They might make you feel good at the time but if drink or drugs are taking over your life, you can Get help with drug and alcohol problems

      Find a health service near you

      Find your local health services such as:

      • GP surgeries
      • dentists
      • pharmacies
      • and sexual health clinics

      on NHS Choices