Lifestyle changes and self-care can help us manage our mental health. For example, being more active, staying connected with those around us, getting enough sleep, avoiding alcohol and eating healthier foods can all help.

Our sport and active lifestyle team aims to help people across North Somerset to be more physically active. Find out more on our sport and physical activity pages.

Our health trainers provide a free service to adults living in Weston-super-Mare. They can help you eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, stop smoking or reduce your alcohol consumption. They also offer some appointments in Clevedon.

Reading Well, a collection of self-help books, is available in our libraries. The books have been carefully chosen by medical professionals and by people living with mental health conditions to help people understand and manage their health and wellbeing.

Volunteering can be a great way of staying connected to the world around you. 

If you are feeling lonely, there are a number of services that can help. They can provide information on groups and activities in your area that can help you make new friends and get involved with your community. 

See our reducing loneliness guidance below for more information.