Staying healthy

  • QIntervention

    QIntervention enables you to work out your risk of diabetes, heart disease, or stroke over the next 10 years and show you how that risk could change with interventions such as stopping smoking, losing weight, lowering your blood pressure or taking cholesterol lowering medication. It also shows unintended effects of statins.


  • How to Lower Blood Pressure

    Your diet, exercise levels and weight have a real effect on your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you can start lowering blood pressure today by eating more healthily and being more active.

    Blood pressure UK

  • FREE NHS Health Checks in your community

    NHS health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 in your community. The NHS health check is designed to spot the early signs of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. For more information
    please visit our NHS: Health checks page.

  • Be Well (The Big Life Group)

    Life in the way of healthy living? Be Well is here to help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. We can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries.
    Be Well is here for people living in Central and South Manchester. For more information, speak to a member of staff at your GP Practice or get in touch using the methods below.

    0161 470 7120

    Be Well

  • Ability Net

    A digital world accessible to all.

    Ability Net

  • Zion & Kath Locke Centres

    Community centres with activities, courses and classes including anxiety, depression and also self-harm weekly drop-in groups, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, energy healing, Qigong and Reiki.

    Zion Centre

    Kath Locke Centre

  • Cholesterol –

    View information on cholesterol, risk factors and treatments available to reduce the risk.

    Patient info

  • The Real Food Lifestyle for Weight Loss

    View the free Real Food Lifestyle Patient Booklets for advice on weight loss.

    Public health collaboration

  • NHS Weekly Activity Guidance

    View information on physical activity guidelines.

    NHS: Physical activity guidelines

  • NHS Couch to 5k

    Find out more and download the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts.

    NHS: Exercise

  • Mediterranean Diet –

    View information on the Mediterranean Diet. The term ‘Mediterranean Diet’ describes a specific mix of dietary food ingredients, shown to promote health and long life in people.

    Patient info: Mediterranean diet

  • Real Food Real Health

    We are running a healthy living course in the Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield neighbourhood called “Real Food Real Health”.
    Do you need additional support in better managing your weight and (if applicable) diabetes?
    Would you like to try a different approach in a safe and encouraging environment by using a whole food, strength-based approach, peer-led and tailored to your values and needs?
    Would you like to learn how to maintain those changes to suit your life and environment and much more?
    The course is run by a neighbourhood dietician and two health coaches and it is free.

    Website and referral form
    Real Food Real Health Course

  • Related information

    Please see our other sections:
    Being active
    Diet and weight
    Mental & emotional wellbeing
    Stopping smoking