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Patient Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

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!

Patients can also find helpful advice about a number of common, minor ailments on the Self Care Forum website

http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/

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Easy Health

This is a great website full of useful health information presented specifically for people with learning disabilities

When Should I Worry? - Child Health

Looking after a poorly child can be pretty nerve-racking. There is a fantastic leaflet that explains how best to look after your child when they're unwell with a cough, cold, sore throat, earache, vomiting etc. It should help you to feel more confident in deciding whether you can keep them at home, or call the doctor.

www.whenshouldiworry.com

www.healthiertogetherwessex.nhs.uk

 

Steps2Wellbeing - Depression, Anxiety and Other Mental Health Issues

1 in 4 of us suffer with a mental health problem at some point in our lives. We can cope with most things that life throws at us, but sometimes it gets too much! If you're feeling overwhelmed, it's *so* important to talk to someone. If you don't feel able to share your problems with friends and family, there are professionals that you can call to help you put things back together. You can refer yourself - you don't even need to speak to a GP (although we will be more than happy to talk through the options with you)

www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk

or call 0300 7900 542

Access Dorset

Offer one to one advocacy support in times of crisis. This service is being offered to people who are struggling to deal with multiple, complex issues which are having a significant impact on their lives. This can include areas such as: home, work, money, health, wellbeing, relationships etc.

www.accessdorset.org.uk

 

NHS Choices - Common Ailments

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self-managed. Click on the links to find useful information from trusted sources about how you can manage you health problem at home, and when to call a doctor:

Back pain

NHS Choices

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices



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