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Mental health, diet and healthy lifestyle

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over.

It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for the weekly shop, or serious life-changing decisions like whether to move into a care home or have major surgery.

You have rights when making decisions and choices about your healthcare. This video tells you more... Home - Get Your Rights

Mental health and wellbeing

For information about mental health and wellbeing, visit Live Well on the NHS website. This includes a set of simple steps that anyone can take to improve their wellbeing, or find out who locally can support you by visiting our online directory

The NHS website has some useful information about moving from childrens social care to adults social care

Supportive parents offer an easy read document on mental capacity that may be helpful

Access to GP's and annual health check

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care, find out more on the NHS website

Off the Record Bristol (OTR)

OTR Bristol, a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25, is excited to share that it will soon be coming to North Somerset, providing mental health and wellbeing information and support in the area. 

Healthy lifestyle

Below are some useful websites to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle

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