Eating healthily


Food and Diet - NHS Live Well

Whether you are a healthy weight or not, it’s important to eat nutritious food. A balanced diet is good for your physical and mental wellbeing, and protects against many diseases throughout life.

The Food and Diet section of the NHS Live Well website has information on all you need to know about food. It includes a whole range of topics, including:



Healthy weight and mental health

There are complex links between weight and mental health. For example, people living with depression may be more likely to become obese and people with obesity, may be more likely to experience depression. Some mental health treatments may have an impact on weight. Whatever your weight, what you eat may also have an effect on your mental health. It’s important to eat a balanced diet and get physical activity into your day.

Join a free football session

Do the Couch to 5k on your own or with friends

Join a free programme to help you make some lifestyle changes

Advice on how to look after your mental health through exercise

If you think you or your child may have an eating disorder, find out more here and speak to your GP