Self-Help Information


General

 

Our search bar on our title webpage links to www.patient.co.uk – we find it a very helpful source of information. This site is also linked to our EMIS GP system and provides both public and professional advice. It is a trusted site to start looking for health information.

 

 

http://www.shropshireccg.nhs.uk/patient-self-care

A useful self help guide from Shropshire CCG
This is an excellent site containing advice and exercise sheets to aid improvement in your joints.

 

Mental Health

Mental health can be a very daunting area to try and make sense of – there are so many different labels and opinions out there. We’ve tried to organise some of the huge amount of information available into different types of help. If you have any feedback about this site or any of those linked to, please let us know.

 

Sites that explain diagnoses and the meaning of different mental health terms

 

Information

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/

 

https://www.verywell.com/conditions-4014770

 

Booklets (PDFs)

https://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/

http://www.dromoredoctorssurgery.com/clinics-services/self-help-booklets/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications

http://ben.org.uk/need-help-now/mental-health-wellbeing

 

 

 

Self-help pages

 

Worksheet-based course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/step1.htm

http://www.mhim.org.uk/resource_library.html

 

Online courses:

CBT                        https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome/new/splash

http://www.fiveareasonline.com/

Mindfulness       https://www.headspace.com/

 

Charities and groups for specific problems (not exhaustive)

 

Anxiety

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/our-services/anxiety-information/

 

Bipolar disorder

www.Bipolaruk.org

 

Dementia

www.alzheimers.org.uk

 

Eating disorders

www.b-eat.co.uk

 

 

 

Sites designed for specific groups of people (but not exclusive)

 

Young people

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

 

Men

https://www.thecalmzone.net/about-calm/what-is-calm/

 

Women

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/w/women-and-mental-health

 

 

 

 

 

Drugs advice

http://www.talktofrank.com/

 

 

Useful advice and a calculator to check your own alcohol use

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/

A very helpful site for everyone affected by a family members drinking

http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

A bookshelf of useful guides and resources when it comes to anything encompassing mental health, bereavement or sleeping problems.

A starting place for smoking cessation advice

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx

We run smoking clinics and support smokers who want to stop ask reception about our easy access (evening) clinics

 

Other titles to follow:

 

Diabetes

 

Stroke

 

Asthma

https://www.asthma.org.uk/

COPD

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/copd/what-is-it

Heart Disease

https://www.bhf.org.uk/