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Live Longer Better

A revolution is underway to enable people to live longer better, reduce the need for health and social care and reverse the effects of lockdown. Whether you’re a strategic lead or a front line worker providing services to older people in Kent & Medway, you’re invited to join the Live Longer Better Network and keep up to date with the Live Longer Better Revolution.

Live Longer Better Network

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One You Kent

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active, quit smoking, or just feel better about life, One You Kent is here to support YOU. If you’re not sure where to start, or just want some advice, start here. No lectures! Just friendly advice and support. One You Kent advisers are able to support you by telephone and video calls as well as virtual groups, from the comfort of your home.

One You Kent

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A Better Medway

A Better Medway provides specialist support and advice as well as programmes and resources to help people living or working in Medway to improve their health and well-being.  Whether you’re looking to quit smoking, improve your mental health, lose weight, get active, find substance misuse support, and/or check your overall health, the Better Medway Team can help.

A BETTER MEDWAY

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Release the pressure

Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. Kent County Council have a highly trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert support no matter what you are going through.

Don’t suffer in silence: Text the word Kent to 85258 or phone 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time.

Free expert advice from trained counsellors is available for every mental health concern, including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, money worries, relationship troubles, stress, suicidal thoughts.

The 24 hour text support service is powered by trusted partners Shout and Crisis Text Line. You can also webchat with Mental Health Matters, an independent charity, who are available 24/7.

Release the pressure

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Active Practice Charter

Sign up to the Active Practice Charter and join the national network of practices making positive changes in their surgeries to boost staff and patient wellbeing.

It’s free to join and we have lots of simple and creative ideas to help you meet the criteria. This can be done as individual practice or as part of a primary care network (PCN). You just need to demonstrate that your practice/network has:

  • taken steps to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in staff and patients, and
  • partnered with a local physical activity provider

Sign up to the Active Practice Charter

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