Health and Wellbeing

There is lots of information about health and wellbeing on the re:fresh website.

Health and WellbeingHealth and wellbeing is not just about having a healthy body and not being ill. It is also about how you live your life and the chances you have to do things that will make you more healthy, things like:

  • Exercise that you enjoy
  • Eating a balanced diet and checking your weight
  • Meeting people and having someone to talk to
  • Seeing your Doctor and having a Health Action Plan
  • Having the right help from mainstream services (like your GP and the Hospital) and specialist health services for people with learning disabilities (like the Hospital Liaison Service, Community Nurses, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Mental Health/Learning Disability Liaison Service).

Health screening and health action planning is offered to everyone who has a learning disability in Blackburn with Darwen. 

A service user group has made a video about health screening and health action planning - you can watch the video by clicking this link: www.myhealthdvd.org.uk

If you want more information about having a health action plan please contact the Community Nurse Team for adults with a learning disability.  Their address is Bridge House, Whalley Banks, Blackburn, BB2 1NT. Or you can ring them on (01254) 695698.  Or you can e-mail andy.clift@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

If you would like more information on the Speech and Language Therapy Service please click here.

The 'easyhealth' website has lots of easy to read information and leaflets about health - www.easyhealth.org.uk  

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