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Health Information

Helping patients and the public find high quality health information!

High quality health information can have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay healthy and manage illnesses effectively, giving them a better quality of life. 

Online resources and information

Mental health and wellbeing

COVID-19 specific resources

Every Mind Matters - 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

Every Mind Matters - Mental wellbeing while staying at home

GOV.UK - Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of COVID-19

NHS Employers, Health, safety and wellbeing

General mental health resources

Blurt - Mental health toolkit

Bupa - Mental health information

Marie Curie - Bereavement support

Mental Health Foundation - Publications

Mind - Information and support

Reading Well for mental health

Reading Well for young people’s mental health

Reading Well for children

Rethink Mental Illness - Advice and Information

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Mental health resources

Pen to Print - Love letters to the world 
Online creative writing workshop for residents during this time of COVID-19

Mental wellbeing apps

Catch It
Learn to look at problems differently, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Worry Tree
Notice, record and manage worries using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques.

MeeTwo
A safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives.

Calm Harm
Designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

Apps

Local information

Sign up to a local library 

Testimonials from our library members: 

  • “Home Library Service has saved my sanity during lockdown with this service, delivery on time, very good selection of books by taking note of what I’d like and I know from experience how difficult it can be making choices of books for some else. HLS provides a sterling service which I hope is truly appreciated as the staff are friendly, helpful and efficient”. 
  • “lovely books, especially the Vera Lynn memoirs, so well timed, thank you for thinking of it” 
  • “very good selection! Only one book I had read before, but I read it again and couldn’t put it down.  Really pleased with the service” 
  • “more than satisfied with the service, you are all so kind” 

RB Digital
Hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like science, health & wellness, and much more RB Digital

Harmony Clinic Sepsis Video

Finding trusted apps

NHS Apps Library
Includes apps which have been assessed to NHS standards.

Orcha 
Provides reviews and assessments of health apps, including how data is used and stored.

General health apps

NHS App
Access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

myGP
Book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and set up medication reminders on your smartphone.

ChatHealth
A messaging service allowing you to anonymously contact health care professionals.

NHS Go
Providing young people with confidential health advice and greater access to health information.

Wellbeing and mindfulness

Action for Happiness

Living Life to the Full
Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency.

Mindfulness Awareness Research Centre

Mood Busting (Reading Well)
National promotion of uplifting books, including novels, poetry and non-fiction.

NHS - 5 Steps to mental wellbeing

NHS - Mindfulness

Pen to Print: Thoughtful Tuesdays