Self Help

Updated on 22nd January 2013 at 4:01 pm

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Self-care skills are those we use in everyday life, also referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) in most cases we rely on common sense and prior learning to carry this out, however when we are feeling unwell or come into a situation we have never faced before it is not always clear what to do  We believe patients who are better informed and more educated possess greater motivation for self care.   The below symptoms and self refer sign post guide should only be used as a guideline if you are still not feeling well please get in touch with us.

General Health/Ailments:

  1. Patient.co.uk has information on various conditions/problems: http://patient.info/
  2. NHS choices has information on various symptoms/conditions: http://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
  3. 111 for advice and guidance 24/7
  4. Think Pharmacy First: http://northtynesideccg.nhs.uk/your-health/health-campaigns/health-campaign-2/
  5. Smoke Free: https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree
  6. Exercise leaflets: www.arthritisresearchuk.org
  7. NHS choices also has 10 minute exercise routines to do at home and couch to 5k http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/fitness/Pages/Fitnesshome.aspx
  8. Sport/Exercise/Healthy living via active North Tyneside http://www.activenorthtyneside.org.uk 
  9. Help finding Health Services in your area: www.aliss.org
  10. Info on local health services via North Tyneside CCG website http://northtynesideccg.nhs.uk/your-health/
  11. Change4life England campaign: http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life/Pages/why-change-for-life.aspx (for healthy lifestyle advice diet and exercise/meal planning etc)
  12. Multitude of services including advice and activities: www.socialprescribing.org.uk
  13. Self help for those with diabetes : www.diabetes.org.uk and for
  14. Diabetes and Sport: www.runsweet.com (predominantly help for those on insulin and managing insulin dosing for exercise) 

Children:

  1. Crying baby/Colic  Cry-sis helpline 08451228669, website www.cry-sis.org.uk
  2. Children’s Continence issues: www.eric.org.uk
  3. Advice and support for parents  Family lives: http://www.familylives.org.uk/
  4. Advice and support for parents of disabled children: http://www.cafamily.org.uk/

Mental Health:

  1. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Self Help Booklets: http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp/
  2. Mind website: www.mind.org.uk
  3. Moodjuice: www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk
  4. Samaritans: www.samaritans.org

Finances/housing/language/immigration/other:

  1. Citizens advice Bureau: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
  2. Language and housing for asylum seekers, also for non-english speakers: www.actionfoundation.org.uk
  3. Age UK north Tyneside: www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside
  4. Local information from North Tyneside Council: http://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/

Palliative care

Macmillan Cancer Support: http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk

Sexual and Reproductive Health:

New Croft Centre Newcastle: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/services/sexual-health.aspx

One to One Centre Shiremoor: https://www.nhs.uk/Services/clinics/Overview/

Marie Stopes UK: https://www.mariestopes.org.uk

MESMAC North East: http://www.mesmacnortheast.com/safer-sex-stis-hiv/gum-clinics/

Northumbria Healthcare: https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk/our-services/healthy-living/sexual-health-services