We 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.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
Stroke Information Guide
A guide to stroke related information for:
• stroke survivors
• stroke survivors' families and carers
• anyone with an interest in preventing a stroke
• anyone who supports someone affected by stroke including community organisations, health and care staff and volunteers
Click here to access the guide.
Dementia Emergency App
Dignity in Dementia working with Cumbria Police have developed a new free app called ‘Dementia Emergency’ it provides simple guidance on how to respond to a range of dementia emergency scenarios and is useful for emergency service personnel, family carers and others.
The development of this app has been funded by Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Innovation fund. The app, which is called ‘Dementia Emergency’ is free to download from the Apple and Android app stores. For more info go to: http://dementiaemergency.com/
Community Wellbeing Courses
All courses are open to men and women. Please click here for more details.
Courses start January 2016
Antibiotics are not recommended for most upper respiratory tract infections.
Click here for more information. Most symptoms are due to your body's response to fighting infection. To help you start feeling better, you can treat your symptoms. Ask your pharmacist for advice on symptom relief.
Are you currently a smoker and pregnant.
Why not click here for more information about the new Quit For Two smoking cessation advice for pregnant ladies.
or click here to be re-directed to the Quit For Two website.
Meningitis Research Foundation
The introduction of the first Meningitis B vaccination for babies is a huge step forward and should reduce cases of this most common cause of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in the UK
For more information and symptom checker please click here
Drug, alcohol or substance misuse - Inspire can help and you can self-refer into their service by visiting their website - click here for further information.
Depression Wellbeing Workshop - please click here for more information.
Sleep Well Workshop - please click here for more information .
Relaxation Workshop - please click here for more information.
Stress Control Workshop - please click here for more information.
Click here to see the Menu of Services.
Click here to access the self-referral form.
All of the above workshops will be available from November 2014 at the following venues:- Yarnspinners Health Centre, Nelson, Nelson Town Hall and Burnley Town Hall.
Mental Health Helpline - Out of hours listening and information service for patients suffering from a range of mental health issues.
Freephone from landline and mobiles
0300 222 59 31
Monday - Friday 7pm - 11pm
Saturday/Sunday 12 noon - Midnight.
Childrens Childhood Common Illnesses - pleaseclick hereformoreinformation.
Please click here to visit the Meningitis Research Foundation website where you can find important information about the symptoms and signs of meningitis.
Common ailments that can be self-managed :
Please Click Here for more self-help leaflets.