Making simple changes every day will help towards being healthier and make you feel good. The One You team are here to help you build an easy plan and take easy steps to reach your goals. You can also use our online interactive tools, self-assessments and apps to point you in the right direction.
Our One You Advisors can support you to make the small changes that can make a big difference. This includes:
- eat well and lose weight
- move more
- drink less
- be smokefree
- improve mental wellbeing
- get more involved in the local community
This support is available in a range of locations all across the borough as well as online support so you can choose whichever suits you best.
The counterweight programme is a weekly weight management group available to adults with a BMI over 28. This group will help you to manage your weight and improve your health and wellbeing through gradual changes to your lifestyle. The course is extremely informative and comprehensive and includes free exercise classes to get you back into feeling good about yourself. A weekly weigh in and regular contact with our friendly Advisors will help you to stay on track. Contact the team to book your place on our next 12-week group.
Including exercise daily in your routine can really make a difference to your health. One You Kent can help you to set small goals to get healthier. Daily exercise will increase your energy and create a positive mood and clear your mind when you need to.
GP exercise referral
Our exercise referral scheme is for adults whose medical condition can be improved through exercise. This is a 13-week programme of exercise at one of Fusion Leisure Centres; Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre, Putlands and Weald Sports Centre. The cost of exercise referral is £10 induction and £3 per session.
Please note: your GP will need to refer you into this programme. This is to confirm that you are low to medium risk and safe to exercise and that you would benefit from the programme.
For more information on how to move more, visit our active living page.
Mental health and wellbeing
It is just as important to look after your mental health and wellbeing as it is your physical health.
If you need urgent help, you can:
- call your GP and ask for an emergency appointment
- call 999 – if it is an emergency
- call NHS 111
- contact your mental health crisis team (if you have one)
Mental health services:
- Mental Health Matters – 0800 107 0160, 24/7 helpline
- Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) – Single Point of Access (SPA) 0300 222 0123 – referral line for NHS Mental Health
Mental health support lines:
- Samaritans – 116 123 (free phone number) 24/7 support line
- Saneline – 0300 304 7000 4.30pm – 10.30pm helpline
- Release the Pressure - 0800 107 0160, 24/7 support line
Six Ways to Wellbeing
Why don’t you take up the Six Ways to Wellbeing? The Six Ways to Wellbeing are small changes you can make to your life which can make a big difference. The Six Ways to Wellbeing – connect, give, take notice, keep learning, be active and care for the planet – can lift your mood and help you to cope when life gets stressful. Go to the Six Ways to Wellbeing and see how people in Kent are doing simple, enjoyable things that make a big difference to how they feel.
Watch the introduction to the Six Ways to Wellbeing from Kent County Council on YouTube.
Every Mind Matters
Feeling stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep? Every Mind Matters and One You can help with expert advice and practical tips. Start the fightback to a healthier you today.
For more information visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website.
Release the pressure
Life can get really tough sometimes but talking can help. Release the pressure 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 call 0800 107 0160 for free confidential support at any time.
For more information visit the KCC release the pressure website.
Live Well Kent
Aimed to support those with symptoms or diagnosis of mental health conditions to access support and improve their mental wellbeing. You’ll meet/converse with a Community Navigator who’ll discuss your current concerns and what support you feel would improve your wellbeing. They offer a large range of groups, community and practical support and activities.
For more information, and to self-refer, visit the Live Well Kent website.
We Are With You
Talking therapies can help all sorts of people in lots of different situations.
We Are With You (previously Thinkaction) offers free, confidential support to people who want to feel better about themselves or their relationships with other people.
They offer a range of free psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). They offer therapies in different ways, depending on the problems you are having and how severe they are.
For more information visit the We Are With You website.
The Hub Mental Health Resource Centre, Tunbridge Wells
The Hub is a friendly vibrant wellbeing centre, located in central Tunbridge Wells and is open to all adults with emotional or mental health needs.
The Hub run activities which are completely free to access and are designed to boost confidence and self-esteem. They often use the six ways to wellbeing to promote and help people improve their mental wellbeing. Most importantly they recognise the value of friendship and peer support.
For more information visit The Hub website.
Venue: 2a Grosvenor Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2BD