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Livewell Essex

Livewell Essex is a local campaign with the aim of breaking down the barriers around exercise and inspiring more people to get active and stay well in the county.

We've joined 12 other Essex local authorities to help people to be as healthy and well as possible.

About Livewell Essex

The Livewell campaign has been created to help us promote healthy messages and support to communities, families and individuals to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

You can find out more about the Livewell campaign on the Livewell Essex website.

Find activities and advice

The Livewell programme has something for everyone. You can use the Livewell website to find:

  • advice for families
  • local activities
  • mental wellbeing resources
  • your health guide
  • nutrition and weight management advice
  • how to age well

Our commitment to Livewell

We have identified six themes that we will use to deliver the health and wellbeing programme.

Livewell Essex chart and icons urging people to join in and be healthy


Giving children the best start in life.

We will endeavour to help young families have the best start in life.


Clinical wellbeing, a state of health.

We will work together with the community and professionals to ensure our residents have access to the best clinical services.


A state of mental wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her potential and can cope with the normal stresses of life.

We will improve the access to services that address mental wellbeing.


Healthy eating means consuming the right type and quantity of food from all food groups in order to lead a healthy life.

We will raise awareness across the district about healthier eating.


People of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities can benefit from being physically active.

We will encourage more people to undertake regular physical activity, which will in turn produce longer term health benefits


Plan now for the future, for a healthier retirement.

We will endeavour to encourage people to look at improving their health and wellbeing now, to be able to lead a better quality of life in the future. We will also encourage and provide opportunity for our elderly population to be more active during their retirement years.