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Health and wellbeing guides

Our health and wellbeing guides provide information about health conditions, tips and advice on staying fit and healthy, as well as advice on dealing with health services and leaving hospital.

You can download the guides from this page, or call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602 to have them sent to your home for free. 

Healthy living

We could all benefit from being healthier – and it’s never too late to start. Read our guide for tips.

Your mind matters

Being worried, low, out of sorts, or just struggling to work up the energy to do things you used to enjoy aren’t just part and parcel of getting older. This guide looks at talking about mental health.

Staying steady

As we get older we can start to feel a bit more unsteady on our feet and worry about falling. But there are lots of simple things you can do to help you stay steady. Find out more here.

Your hospital stay

No one likes going into hospital but, unfortunately, most of us will have to at some point. This guide will help make it a bit easier.

Advice for carers

Caring for a friend or relative can be hugely rewarding, but it can also be challenging. It’s good to know what support is available for you. Read this guide to find out more.


There are some issues, advice and policies that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people differently. Find out more here.

In the driving seat

For many people, driving is about more than just getting from A to B. This guide looks at the legal obligations when it comes to driving.

Useful contacts

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you need help. Our Useful contacts guide brings together the details of trusted organisations that can help you, now or in the future.

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Last updated: Sep 05 2023

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