Drug and alcohol abuse, and sexual health

Information on keeping a healthy body and mind

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

U-turn is a specialist service that provides support, help and guidance to young people (and their families) who have alcohol and/or drug-related problems. The service encompasses all illicit substances, solvents and prescribed medication but excludes the use of tobacco.

 

Sexual Health

We are all responsible for our own sexual health. The Swindon Sexual Health website for young men and young women and includes, making choices about sex, ways to start talking to a partner about having safer sex and where to go for free and confidential advice.

 

5 WAYS TO WELLBEING

Created by the New Economics Foundation, the 5 ways to wellbeing helps us to embed 5 actions into our day to day lives which looks to improve our mental wellbeing.

  • Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work in school in your local community. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day. 
  • Be active, go for a walk or run, step outside, cycle, play a game, garden, dance, exercise makes you feel good.
  • Take notice, be curious, catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual and notice the changing seasons. Savour the moment, be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling. Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
  • Keep learning and try something new. Rediscover an old interest or sign up for that course. Take a different responsibility at work or fix a bike. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
  • Give by doing something nice for a friend or a stranger. Thank someone, smile, volunteer your time. Seeing yourself and your happiness linked to the wider community can be incredibly rewarding and creates connections with the people around you.