Local NHS Services
To find an NHS service near you, such as a GP surgery, dentist or support group, use the NHS Service Search
The role of Public Health is to protect and improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities, i.e. preventable differences in health between different groups of people. The Worcestershire Public Health website provides lots of useful information on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, breastfeeding and stopping smoking.
Health and Social Care
As well as public health, Worcestershire County Council’s Health and Social Care department provides social care for adults and children.
If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your health. Stop Smoking Services are provided through numerous pharmacies, surgeries and other locations throughout the Wyre Forest area- see the Wyre Forest Stop Smoking Services Information for more details. You can also call the free NHS Smokefree Helpline on 0300 123 1044 for help and advice.
Mental Wellbeing: Books on Prescription
The Books on Prescription scheme provides self-help reading for adults for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. The books are available through all Worcestershire libraries, including Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport.
Sports and physical activities.
Worcestershire Works Well
Worcestershire Works Well is a FREE accreditation scheme designed to enable local businesses improve the health and well-being of the work force. A range of Wyre Forest employers, including the District Council and Community Housing Group are signed up. Visit the Worcestershire Works Well website to find out more.