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Being healthy is a big part of being positive. A healthly lifestyle means that you live a life that is well balanced both physically and mentally. If your lifestyle includes extremes of things like eating, drinking, exercise, sleeping, harmful activities and so on, you are more likely to become ill, have trouble concentrating at work or school, or be unhappy or depressed.

Your lifestyle has a big affect on how you feel and what you get out of life, now and in the future. This area of the website will provide you with tips and information for living an overall healthy life.



At 16 years old you can make your own choices about your medical care. You can choose which doctor, dentist or optician you want to see.
You can find out how to register with a doctor or where your local hospital, NHS Walk-In Centre, doctor‘s surgery, dentist, optician and pharmacist is by either clicking on the NHS Direct website link or by telephoning 0845 46 47.

The Young Health channel is the place to find out about your health as a young person, watch videos, talk to other young people and get your own blog.
There is also a helpline on 0845 122 8636 or e-mail



Eat Well, Be Well - Do dairy foods really make you fat? Can fast food still be healthy? Can what you eat help your skin? Find out the answers to these questions and how you can look and feel your best by keeping fit.

Nutritionists resources - If you're in need of support, then search the nutritionist resource network for advice and information or to to be connected to a professional nutruitionist.

You Go For It is full of advice, sport stars, video competitions, blogs and podcasts. They give help, support and advice on looking after yourself, eating the right food and taking exercise and tell you why it is so important to your life right now.

Eating Disorders - help by phone and e-mail:

B- eat Helpline 0845 634 14141

What is an eating disorder

What is Anorexia Nervosa

What is Bulimia Nervosa

What are binge eating disorders and other eating disorders

Help and Support for an eating disorder

Adult Helpline (over 18 years of age) 0845 634 1414

Helpline e-mail service. B-eat endeavours to respond to all e-mails within 48 hours

Youthline (up to and including 18 years of age) 0845 634 7650

Youthline e-mail service. B-eat endeavours to respond to all e-mails within 48 hours

Youthline TEXT service 07 977 493 345 (std text rates). We will get back to you within 24 hours. It will take longer at weekends as we don't work Saturday nights, Sundays or bank holidays.

A Textphone service for people with impaired hearing is available during office hours. The Textphone number is: 01603 753322

List of useful and informative publications to buy on the b-eat Website

The National Centre for Eating Disorders

Health / Eating Disorders / BBC Website:



Page updated: Thursday, April 14, 2011 12:15 PM


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