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You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Bristol Community Health

Bristol Community Health is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and not-for-profit social enterprise providing NHS community health services to the people of Bristol and beyond. We provide over 40 different services, ranging from community nursing teams and end of life care to prison healthcare, school nursing, health visiting, diabetes support and physiotherapy. We provide healthcare services for adults and children in Bristol and beyond, either in the community or in the home.

Bristol Mental Health

We believe in being compassionate, accountable, innovative and efficient and in encouraging staff, service users and carers to meet their full potential. We believe that services should be joined up so that, whoever you contact in Bristol Mental Health, you are put in touch with the right person to help you. Four principles lie behind everything we do: Recovery and Wellbeing Co-Production Psychologically informed Equality and Diversity

Brook, the young people's sexual health & wellbeing charity

We have services all over the country that you can drop into to see a nurse, youth worker or counsellor. We also go into schools all over the country to give young people information on their health, relationships, sex and lives. Brook’s services are free and confidential. This means when you visit our services we won’t tell anyone outside Brook without your permission, including your parents, and even your doctor, unless we are really worried about you. Please click here to read our privacy and confidentiality policy.

Samaritans, Bristol

From our branch in the centre of Bristol we provide confidential emotional support, all day and night, every day of the year to those in need of a safe space to talk over problems, feelings, stress or anything that maybe worrying them, especially those in extreme despair. During 2015 our 140 trained volunteers took almost 53,000 contacts for support by phone, email, text and face to face visits in our branch. I should say that 80% of our calls do not express suicidal thoughts, but need a space to talk. We also provide talks for community groups, schools and other organisations interested in our work. We have partnerships with a number of local organisations, including local health services, HM Prison Bristol, HM Prison Eastwood Park and CRUSE.

Information last updated 22 December 2016

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.