Health advice and services in Sefton


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Health Advice and Services in Sefton

If you're looking for help or advice on a health issue that is affecting you or somebody you know, there are a range of services in Sefton that can support you.

Check the list below to find out more information about services and how they can be accessed.

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Sefton Council offers a range of services to support individuals experiencing problems associated with alcohol and other drug use.  For further details including how to access services visit the following website:

For adult services visit Ambition Sefton 

For under 18 and family support visit Addaction Sefton Stars

Sefton’s Integrated Sexual Health Services offer a range of information, treatment and support regarding contraceptive and sexual health advice, as well as treatments for sexually transmitted infections.  For further information regarding accessing these services including online advice and online testing kits please visit the following website:

Sefton Sexual Health Service

The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is the early intervention and prevention public health programme for children and families. All families receive HCP services and there are also enhanced services for children and families who need them.

Healthy Child Programme 0-5 Years

Health Visitors deliver HCP for 0-5 Years for all children and parents to support:

  • Parents having a strong bond with children
  • Children being happy and safe
  • Protection of children from serious diseases through screening and immunisations.
  • Early identification of health and development problems and timely help.
  • Improved readiness for school
  • Breastfeeding, healthy eating and physical activity

Healthy Child Programme 5-19 Years

School health delivers the HCP, for ages 5-19 Support is provided to individual children and families and to schools as a whole.  Work delivered includes: health assessments for individual children in key stages in development and any child new to the area, drop in clinics covering health and lifestyle behaviour, support for vulnerable children including safeguarding, assisting schools with lesson planning in PHSE and supporting schools develop health plans. 

Enhanced Service

The Enhanced Service is a targeted programme for vulnerable young people and families. It involves more intensive support, delivered by specially trained staff. The Enhanced Service plays an important role in safeguarding children alongside statutory and other partners to ensure children are protected.

For more information visit: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sefton Kooth offers free and anonymous mental health and wellbeing support to for young people aged 11-18.  The service includes online counselling, peer to peer support and self-help materials. Click here to find out more:Kooth

The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. If you don’t already have one of these conditions and are aged between 40-74 you can have a Sefton NHS health check once every five years.

To find out more information and to book an appointment visit: NHS Health Check

Living Well Sefton (LWS) is a partnership of community organisations who work together to support people to improve their health and wellbeing.

At LWS, we have health mentors who can help you to make lasting changes to improve your lifestyle. This could include cooking and eating better, managing stress, being more active or taking control of your finances.  We are here to help you achieve your goals and get the assistance you need from the right people. We can meet with you in a range of locations across the borough.

You can call LWS on 0300 323 0181 to make an appointment or to find out more information visit: Living Well Sefton

Smokefree Sefton is a specialist part of Living Well Sefton (LWS), it helps people who want to give up or reduce the harm associated with smoking. The service is free and confidential for Sefton residents and includes regular 121 support combined with products such as NRT to help people quit.

The service has been designed to be flexible and accessible, offering packages of support that are tailored to individuals. Advice is provided in a range of community settings, can be face to face, in groups, online chat or over the phone.

For more information visit:  Smoke Free Sefton

Active Sefton provides lifestyle programmes in the form of Weight Management Services for both adults, children and young people, aimed to provide the whole community with the opportunity to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. 

The two programmes offered consist of our FREE 6 week Adult Weight Management Programme and our FREE MOVE IT programme, which is a Weight Management programme for children and young people aged 5-16 years and their families. All our Weight Management programmes are free to access direct by calling the Active Lifestyles team on: 0151 934 2352.

For more information visit: Active Lifestyles Sefton

Well Sefton is a community lead partnership based in South Sefton made up of Living Well Sefton (LWS), Safe Regeneration (SAFE), Sefton Council, Regenerus and YKids.  The partnership is working within the South Sefton community to improve health and wellbeing in the area. 

For more information about the Well Sefton partners please visit: 

Living Well Sefton


SAFE Regeneration


Sefton Council’s Environmental Protection Team provide information, advice and services on a wide-range of environmental topics including Pest Control, Dogs, Food Hygiene, Pollution and on a range of Environmental Health issues.   

For further information please visit Environmental Protection. 

If you would like to report an environmental protection issue such as pest control, dog fouling or food hygiene please visit the Online Services page or click on I Want To at the top of the page. 

If you would like to report a health protection issue such as notifiable diseases or outbreaks, please contact UK Health Security Agency Health Protection Team using the following details: 

Tel:  0344 225 0562 (option 1) / Out of Hours:  0151 434 4819 

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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