If you would like help to stop or cut down on an unhealthy habit, please see the support and advice available below.

Weight Management

  • Do you struggle to lose weight or find it hard to make healthy habits stick?  
  • Do you want support to make healthy changes with food and activity?  

If the answer is yes to these questions, then you have come to the right place. Our team have brought together some helpful videos, resources and links, so that you can read about the options available to you and decide what suits you best. 

Alternatively, if you have a poor appetite, are underweight or are losing weight click here for dietary advice.

The following videos are a great starting point and will guide you to think about your reasons for wanting to make healthy changes, and helpful ways to approach this. 

More support

Smoking

Giving up smoking is one of the very best things you can do for your overall health.

You can self refer to Help Me Quit here

Simply fill in your details and a member of the team will call you back to support you. If required you will be offered a nicotine replacement therapy completely free of charge!

Patient – Quitting Smoking Leaflet

Alcohol

Alcohol misuse is when you drink in a way that’s harmful, or when you’re dependent on alcohol. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.

If you are worried you are drinking too much and need support, you can self refer to Cardiff and Vale Drug and Alcohol Service (CAVDAS)

We have also included some further reading and advice below

NHS 111 Wales – Living and Feeling Well : Alcohol

Alcohol drinking guidelines

There is no safe limit for drinking alcohol. Drinking even low amounts of alcohol increases the risk of diseases like cancer.

To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.

If you regularly drink as much as 14 units per week, it is best to spread your drinking evenly over 3 or more days. If you have one or two heavy drinking episodes a week, you increase your risks of death from long term illness and from accidents and injuries.

The risk of developing a range of health problems increases the more you drink on a regular basis.

If you wish to cut down the amount you drink, a good way to help achieve this is to have several drink-free days each week.

Why is alcohol a problem in Wales?

45% of men and 34% of women report drinking above the recommended guidelines. Alcohol is the cause of around 1,500 deaths a year, on top of a cost of more than £1 billion of harm to society.

Alcohol related deaths are higher in the most deprived areas of Wales.

Growing up in families where alcohol or substance misuse is a problem can have negative impacts which persist long into adulthood.

14% of adults have been exposed to alcohol misuse during childhood. Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences can reduce levels of harmful drinking by 35%.