Adults – Live Well Centre

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Welcome to the support hub for adults. We’ve set up this site to help you to start making changes, so you can live a healthier, happier life.

The situation locally

Like most towns and cities, Middlesbrough has problems with alcohol and substance use. However, Middlesbrough regularly tops league tables for poor mental heath, substance misuse, and child poverty.

There isn’t one single cause, but what we do know is that substance misuse and poor mental health are likely to be linked to living in a deprived area. Middlesbrough regularly comes out as one of the top 5 most deprived places in the country, so this could explain some of the area’s problems.

Another factor may be the culture around drug and alcohol use. Younger generations in our area are growing up thinking that using recreational drugs and misusing alcohol (for example, drinking every day) is normal.

We want to help people to make positive changes in their lives, for themselves, for their families and friends, and for the town. Together we can turn Middlesbrough into a happier, healthier place to live.

Start today

This section has three separate areas. First you can look through the substances section, which will tell you more about common substances and their risks. You can then begin your self-help journey in the self-help section. If you need more help, you can check out the services available in Middlesbrough to support you.

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