SELF HELP ADVICE AND TOOLS

You can access and refer yourself directly to these services - with no need to wait for a GP appointment first!

For 24 hours General Medical Advice telephone 111 or visit the NHS111 website

Visit the NHS library to browse through a huge range of Apps to help you monitor and improve control of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, as well as various tools to assist you in overcoming mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, difficulty sleeping etc. (Please note that these Apps are run by separate organisations and we cannot take responsiblity for their content or any decisions you make as a consequence of their use. Some of the Apps may apply charges to download or use them).  

Healthier together provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, it's an excellent resource and good first stop if you are looking for sensible advice about common health concerns in children.

See Hampshire healthy families - a web portal "for all things health and families", with links to advice lines, as well as a number of different local services to support parents and children.

One community an organisation with information on services and support for people who want to continue to live independently the local area. 

 

Urgent Eye Services

From November 2020, Primary Eyecare Services will be providing NHS funded eyecare to patients registered with our practice. Patients can self refer into this service by calling  0300 303 4922 from 9am - 5pm on Monday - Saturday.

 

Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are an NHS service that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional and psychological health, and who are suffering with acute, chronic and severe mental health problems. The website contains useful information, advice and resources for support and also allows young people or their families to directly make referrals to the service themselves - with no need wait for a GP appointment first.

ITALK is an NHS commisioned service offering adults free evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD and phobias - you don't need a diagnosis to self-refer. The service allows access to online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), wellbeing classes (currently as videos during the COVID crisis) and one to one cognitive behavioural therapy.

See the NHS site Every Mind Matters for tips and advice on maintaining and managing your mental health.

 

Sexual Health

Visit Lets Talk About It for information on how to confidentially access testing and treatment of the full range of sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia, HIV, herpes, gonorrhoea and genital warts as well as access to additional contraception services. 

 

Drugs and alcohol services

Inclusion recovery Hampshire offers a free and confidential service to give support and advice both to people that want help controlling their own drug or alcohol use and to people who are affected by someone else's use. 

 

Stop Smoking Services

Smokefree Hampshire offers a range of options to help you to stop smoking, they can also organise prescription medicines (nicotine patches etc) that increase the chance of you successfully giving up smoking for good.

 

Patient information leaflets

Search over 500 Patient Information Leaflets as well as details of 2000+self-help/patient support groups and similar organisations.

Use the search facility below to access over 4000 health information leaflets and thousands of discussion forums.

 

 

Click any of the images or titles below to visit the relevant website

NHS choices   NHS Health A-Z
 

Advice and Guidance on 100+ most common conditions. This site clearly explains symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and preventative methods.

Information on how the health and social care system works. Sign posting you to the most appropriate service/s. 


NHS Choices apps   NHS Tools, Apps and Podcasts
 

A wide range of NHS approved healthcare apps to help you monitor your conditions or achieve your goals. For example - fitness, smoking, alcohol, weight loss, pregnancy, depression, blood pressure, sexual health, etc.


Patient.co.uk   Patient
 

Advice and Guidance on 100+ most common conditions. This site clearly explains symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and preventative methods.

  • Symptom checker
  • Wellbeing = health, fitness, nutrition, parenting 
  • Medications

Self help connect uk   Self help connect uk
 

National self help forum support groups

 

 

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