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Alcohol

The majority of people drink alcohol, and most do this within the lower risk levels of no more than 14 units per week. A small number of people drink more than this and would benefit from cutting down.

If you feel you might be drinking too much or alcohol is affecting you negatively, and you would like help to make changes, you can use the free app, Lower My Drinking, featured below. Additionally, if you just want to check your alcohol intake, use the alcohol questionnaire link to assess your drinking and find local support
Click this link and take the questionnaire

Lower My Drinking

Lower My Drinking is an app that helps you control how much alcohol you drink with a four-week guide. Lower My Drinking works by helping you keep track of how much alcohol you drink. You are then supported to set a goal to reduce how much you drink.

It can help you learn how to think about alcohol in a different way and plan what to do if you think you will drink too much.

Plus it can help you to think about what kind of activities you might like to do instead of drinking alcohol and get advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Lower My Drinking

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Free to download and use

Apple iOS

79%

Level 4

Android

79%

Level 4

FREE TO DOWNLOAD & USE

Links to Local Services

If you think you may be alcohol dependent it is strongly recommended that you speak to a professional.

Derbyshire has a range of high quality and confidential services:


Adults: Derbyshire Recovery Partnership

Young People: Derbyshire CGL

Children Affected By : Space 4 U | Action for Children

Recovery in Derbyshire: Growing Recovery in Derbyshire


Drinking too much can cause a range of health problems. If you have any concerns about your physical or mental health, then please speak to a health professional such as your GP. You can also call 111 or in an emergency call 999.

Other Useful Apps

Find out more about Your Health and Alcohol

Smiling Mind

The Smiling Mind app has been developed by psychologists and educators, and downloaded by millions of people. It can support you with developing mental fitness skills, and can also help you:

  • Increase your sense of calm
  • Manage your technology use
  • Enhance the important relationships in your life
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing
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Smiling Mind: Meditation App

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

78%

Level 2

NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

You use NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker by tapping on the app when you want to go for a walk, and putting your phone in your pocket. The app works by using the sensors in your smartphone.

The app will count your steps, including how fast you walk. When you do 10 minutes of fast walking, the app will reward you with a badge.

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NHS Active 10 Walking Tracker

Healthy Living

Respiratory


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

78%

Level 2

Android

77%

Level 2

Sleepful

Sleepful works by providing you with an 8 step guide that includes thinking about how you sleep and what can help you sleep better. You can watch videos or read about how to sleep better, keep track of how well you are sleeping in a diary and listen to recordings to help you relax.

Sleepful uses a type of therapy called cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to help you understand how your thoughts, feelings and surroundings can affect your sleep. 

 
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Sleepful

Healthy Living

Mental Health


Entirely Free

Apple iOS

65%

Level 2

Android

65%

Level 2

Derbyshire County Council Health App Library
See more health apps here

Our health app library only contains compliant health apps, so we can be sure that the ones we recommend meet digital and clinical safety standards. You can visit the app library at derbyshire.orchahealth.com Please be assured we do not expect apps or the library to replace any services you may be using, but rather to complement them.