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Self Help

Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is an NHS service aimed at supporting people, aged 16 and over, who are experiencing problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood and depression. They help people improve their mental wellbeing through a range of interventions such as short courses, online therapies, and guided self-help.

Website: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/healthy-minds/

Telephone: 01905 766124

Reach4Wellbeing

The Reach4Wellbeing Team is part of the Starting Well Service in Worcestershire. We promote and support emotional wellbeing for children and young people aged 5-19 years old.

Website: www.hacw.nhs.uk

Relate Worcestershire

If you’ve got stuff going on at home or at school, it can be tough trying to figure it out by yourself. Children and Young People’s Counselling can help you talk over any difficult issues and think about what you’d like to do.

Website: www.relate.org.uk

Telephone: 01905 28051

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Are you 13 - 16 years old?

Want to know who can make decisions about your health?

Do you have concerns about your health and want to know how to get confidential advice?

Want to know if we can talk to your mum and dad about your health?

Find out the answers by reading the following guide or ask in reception for a copy.

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com

ESCAPE pain 6 week programme

ESCAPE-pain is a rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant.

Telephone: 01527 881404

Email: hayley.gwilliam@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Living Well in Worcestershire

Independence Trust is an organisation that has a long history of providing services across Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. Our aim is to build and sustain total wellbeing.  This includes a range of options around strengthening people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

View the booklet

Stop Smoking Support

If you require help to stop smoking please contact your local pharmacy who offer a range of smoking cessation services.

The NHS website also offers useful advice and support to help you quit.

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/quit/smoking

Mum's Zumba

Bring your little ones along to sleep/watch/ play whilst you get a happy, buzzing workout to Latin and pop music.

Its a great way to start your week and no experience required!

Websitewww.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Briefings for Carers

Briefings for Carers Poster: Recognising Deterioration

Fancy Getting Fitter?    RedditchBC

Redditch Borough Council offer a wide variety of community exercise sessions including: Parkrun, Couch to 5k, Cycling, Tai Chi, Strength and Balance classes, Escape-pain, over 50's classes, Zumba, Walking Football and more..

Click the link below to find out more.

http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/things-to-do/in-the-community/community-exercise-sessions.aspx

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation - Child Sexual Abuse

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

They work closely with frontline workers and professionals such as police officers, social workers and education staff to ensure children are as safe as they can be.
We keep children safe in all our work.

They work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; adult male and female sexual abusers; victims of abuse and other family members.

They offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public and we run the confidential Stop It Now! helpline.

Their confidential helpline number is 0808 1000 900

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Tai Chi for Dementia

Slow and flowing repetitive movements make this class particularly suitable for people living with dementia or cognitive impairment.  Originating in ancient China, tai chi is one of the most effective exercises for health of mind and body

Carers can come along and join in for free or take a break and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

Telephone: 01527 881404

Website: www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Email: hayley.gwilliam@bromsgroveandredditch.gov.uk

Keep Active 50+ exercise classes

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.  As you get older, it becomes even more important to remain active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence. Find out about local sessions that are available.

Website: www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Run Bromsgrove

Enter your postcode to find a Run Together session close to you.

Website: runtogether.co.uk/groups

Children's Centres

There are lot’s of Fun Groups, and sessions for Babies, Pre School Children and Parents/Carers. These are all run by outside providers within the locality.

Website: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/childrenscentres

Swanswell Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

Swanswell are a charity run service aimed at helping individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Patients are encouraged to self refer using the resources below:

Telephone: 0300 303 8200

Website: https://www.swanswell.org/

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

You may be interested in this seated pilates video provided by Specialist Physiotherapist, Kelly Rossborough at Spire Parkway Hospital. To view the video click here

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We are keen to help patients improve on self-help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that. Have you tried using our online consult which can be found on our surgery website homepage?  Online Consult is a 24-hour triage system that’s accessed via our surgery website.  Online Consult provides patients with a convenient way to seek health advice. With links to self-care resources and forms for detailing symptoms, it supports patients around the clock. 

Arrange appointments, request a fit note and much more by using our online consult link on our homepage.

You could also take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self-managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

NHS

Cold sores

NHS

Common Cold

NHS

Conjunctivitis

NHS

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS

Cough

NHS

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS

Earache

NHS

Haemorrhoids

NHS  

Hayfever

NHS

Head lice

NHS

Headache

NHS

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS

Influenza

NHS

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS

Migraine

NHS

Nasal congestion

NHS

Nappy rash

NHS

Sore throat

NHS

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS

Sprains and strains

NHS

Thrush

NHS

Warts and Verrucas

NHS



 
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