Staying well during winter


Winter Wellness

As the colder weather sets in, it can be challenging to avoid getting sick. However, there is lots you can do to stay healthy and improve your wellbeing.

  • Get vaccinated: It’s the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 and flu.
  • Stay warm: One of the most important things you can do is keep warm at home. Find out more about support available here.
  • Be prepared: Stock up your medicine cabinet early – ask your pharmacist or GP about your repeat prescriptions.
  • Get advice: Your pharmacist can help with winter illnesses such as a cold, sore throat, cough or earache. You can also call NHS 111 or visit for advice.
  • Stay connected: Check on neighbours and relatives to make sure they are safe, and prepared. Find out more about our Be Connected programme that can support you to get connected.
  • Here to help: Stay up to date with the cost of living support available in Newham on our Help is Here pages.

For more information on staying well this winter, and to connect with the many services available in Newham, visit the Well Newham website.

You can also visit an in-person Well Newham Hub to get advice and be referred to the best service for you. Visit the website or call 020 8430 4841 to find your nearest location.