Self-Care and Health Advice


CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus useful contacts - for health and wellbeing advice and local volunteer support services

Click here

The best source of up-to-the-minute information, self-care advice and a really useful tool to help you decide to do in your particular circumstances can all be found via - www.nhs.uk

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General physical and mental health self-care advice - for adults and children

Please use the links to the websites below for a much greater source of self-help guidance.

 

www.nhs.net

www.patient.co.uk

www.wessexhealthiertogether.co.uk (for 0 - 18s)


Eating and drinking well in later life 

fact sheet here


Urinary tract infections

Is your wee too dark? It should be clear or light yellow - any darker and you are likely to be dehydrated - which can make you susceptible to urine infections and other problems. 

Click here Preventing-UTIs-and-dehydration-slide-show  for more information

 


Over 40? Would you like an NHS Healthcheck?

Click here for more information or contact reception for an appointment.

 


Trouble Sleeping?

If you are having trouble with sleep – here's help to sort it out!

We all have trouble ‘nodding off’ from time to time, but if you feel your sleep pattern (or lack of it) is affecting your life, our Good Sleep Guide’ might be just what you need. You can download it [here]

Top tips include – getting into a routine during the evening, avoiding TV, phones, and electronic devices before bed and not dozing on the sofa during the evening.


Sleepio

Would you like to improve the quality or quantity of your sleep?  Most people suffer from sleep problems from time to time. Sleepio is an NHS-approved service that can help us all understand how important sleep is to our overall health, and things to try if you feel the quality or quantity of your sleep could be improved. 

Read the Sleepio Top Tips >>> here.

Sleepio is a 6 week online program designed by sleep experts and based on cognitive and behavioral techniques.

Sleep Restriction - The most powerful way to increase your sleep drive and reset your sleep schedule

Stimulus Control - Rebuild a healthy association between your bed and sleep

Cognitive Tools - Manage the worries and thoughts that make it difficult to sleep

Sleep Hygiene Review - Optimize your environment and habits for better sleep

Start Sleepio now


Getting Active


For the Kids - Train like a Jedi!

Inspired by the latest Star Wars movie, characters Rey and Luke feature in lively, ‘get active’ games for children of all ages. Check-out the videos on www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/train-like-a-jedi     

A great way to get kids moving and there’s a new one every week!


For Adults

DID YOU KNOW? Walking briskly for 10 minutes counts as exercise - and can help you feel better in so many ways.

Click here for more information including the FREE Active 10 App


 

Weight Loss

DID YOU KNOW? If you are significantly overweight and want to make a change, you could get 12 weeks membership of WeightWatchers FREE

Click here for more information, or if you are pregnant and are looking to maintain a healthy weight in pregnancy, there is a special programme under the guidance of a Registered Dietitian

Want to lose weight : POWeR - new free on-line tool just launched in Hampshire

A new, easy to use online tool has been launched in Hampshire to help anyone struggling to shift the pounds. Click here for more information.

 


Diabetic Health

DIABETES UK knows that it is tricky, awkward and sometimes difficult to talk about your health - and wants to help make it easier.

Click here for hints, tips and more information


 PRACTICE FACT SHEETS


Pregnancy Advice Sheet - click here to download

Verruca and Wart Fact Sheet available here

Chest Infections: The Facts

Most chest infections are in fact viral bronchitis and do not respond to antibiotics. They last about three weeks and are a seasonal hazard but in most well adults, symptom relief from a pharmacy is all you need.  Click here for our TWP Chest Infection fact sheet

Meningitis B vaccination: fact sheet available in the services tab above and then select Immunisations

Cough and Cold Booklet available here

Ear Wax guide here

 


Information Booklets


The facts about general practice : an overview of this key part of the NHS - produced in partnership with Wessex LMC

Help us to help you : a brief insight into how the practice works and how patients can work with us to enable the practice to provide the best and most efficient care for everyone

 



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