Healthy living and life style

Healthy Living and Life Style

We are very keen to support our patients improve their life style so please do not hesitate to speak with us if you would like to seek further advice. We have also put together a summary of possible resources available to you in case you wish to explore options yourself - online, by telephone or face to face. 

ONEYOU - offers range of resources and detailed information to help you improve your life style and personal habits - quitting smoking, drink less, lose weight and many more.

Quit Smoking

We are aware that quitting smoking isn’t easy! We also know that deep down you are aware of benefits of giving up that it improves your own health as well as the health of those around you. We firmly believe that even contemplating the idea of stopping smoking like reading this paragraph is a step in the right direction so keep going.

You may find some of the resources below useful if you are thinking about exploring options and support we can provide you. They range from self-help to seeking one to one support with an advisor. You may wish to download Quit Smoking - Self Help Flow Chart or How We Can Help You Chart to learn more about stopping smoking and what health care practitioners do to help you stop smoking.

Online Resources:

NHS Smoke Free - offers information about benefits of stopping smoking and links to online resources including how you can develop your own stop smoking plans - Personal Quit Plan

Telephone Number: 0300 123 1044 (the free Smokefree National Helpline to speak to a specialist adviser). Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. 

On-line Chat: https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/support.

One to One Support 

You're four times more likely to quit with support and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Southampton City Council provides support for quit smoking services locally and their webpage offers information about possible options available close to home including links to NHS Smoke Free and Personal quit plans. 

Pharmacy stop smoking service

Local pharmacy stop smoking services are free and friendly. Southampton City Council's page provides a list of pharmacies who offer this service to anyone who lives in Southampton or has a Southampton GP. You can just go in and chat through your options, no need to be referred.  They can offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and support in person or sometimes by phone. They know it can be hard and are there to offer you the latest help to support you and are e-cigarette friendly. Pharmacies who deliver Stop Smoking Services near our area (SO15 and SO16) are as follows

Smoke Free Hampshire

The website offers information regarding a whole range of facilities available across Hampshire to help support you stop smoking. 

Call: 01264 563039 or 0800 772 3649, or text Quit to 66777

Email: smokefree.hampshire@nhs.net