Health Topics

Alcohol

Alcohol

When used safely, alcohol can be fun, sociable and enjoyable. It does have an impact on your health, so it is a good idea to know the effects alcohol can have, and the risks of drinking too much or too often. This page can help you learn how to minimise the risks and enjoy alcohol safely and responsibly.

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Communication Support

Communication Support

Some people find communication hard. Some find it difficult to understand things, some find it difficult to talk, or to say what they mean. This can mean that they are not able to learn about ways to stay healthy, and can find it hard to explain if they are not well.

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Drugs

Drugs

Drug misuse is very harmful to your health. Drug misuse includes using or taking legal and/or illegal drugs. If you have concerns about drugs, for yourself or somebody else, there are details of services that can help on this page.

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Exercise

Exercise

NHS Shetland and its partners are working together to help people in Shetland enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Being physically active can improve your physical and mental health whatever your age. You are never too old or too unfit to start being more active. Something is better than nothing, and the biggest health benefits are gained by inactive people who start to do regular exercise.

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

What we eat ("our diet") always seems to be headline news - it can seem hard to keep up with all the guidelines, advice and warnings. But Healthy Eating isn't complicated - with some simple tips we can all make healthy changes and get a good balance every day.

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Health at Work

Health at Work

We know that work is good for our physical and mental health - it gives us a sense of identity, responsibility and a chance to form relationships with other people. It is important that we feel healthy, happy and safe at work. All employers have a responsibility to look after their staff.

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Keep Well

Keep Well

Keep Well health checks are a good way to have a general health check-up and see if there’s anything you could do to be more healthy. Lots of people don’t have time to think about their own health, or don’t like to bother their GP – Keep Well checks are a quick and convenient way to have a chat about your health.

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Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental health and wellbeing is about thoughts, feelings and relationships and comes up in all areas of your life. Your mental health can change at different times and is affected by lots of different things. Below is some more information about Mental Health, lots of links to useful pages, and 5 steps to protecting or improving your mental health.

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Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)

Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (BBVs)

We all have the right to enjoy healthy relationships - this includes sexual relationships. Having the right information about sexuality and sexual health can help you to have safe, satisfying relationships. Safe sex means more than just avoiding pregnancy - BBVs can be passed on by sexual contact or by needles (e.g. tattoos, piercings, work injuries, acupuncture, drug taking), we can test for these at the sexual health clinic.

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Oral Health

Oral Health

More than just teeth...oral health plays a big part in our general health & wellbeing.

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Smoking

Smoking

We know that quitting smoking isn't always easy. People who receive help and support from their local stop smoking service are much more likely to successfully quit and are four times more likely to stay smoke-free.

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