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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Age Concern Chesterfield

We cover the local authority areas of Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire, and offer advice on; managing finances, advocacy, benefits advice, debt advice, health advice, local fundraising, information, social care advice, signposting, and visiting/befriending.

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire used to be called Age Concern Derby and Derbyshire. Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is still an independent local charity focused on the needs of older people in the city and the county.

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

The child and adolescent mental health service is committed to providing comprehensive and targeted treatments, delivered in the heart of our communities, which positively impact upon the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and young people.

Children's and young people's health

We work hard to make sure that services are available to keep your children happy, healthy, safe and well. From school health checks to vaccinations, active living to parenting support you can find out more about what is on offer here.

Derbyshire County Council Supporting Food Banks

Derbyshire County Council are supporting residents who are facing extreme financial difficulties and struggling to buy food, by stepping up their continuing work to support Derbyshire’s food bank network.

Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice Bureau

At Derbyshire Districts Citizens Advice Bureau we can give you free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects. We are only able to advise people that live in Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash or High Peak.

Derbyshire Young Carers

Young carers are people, including children, under the age of 18, who provide care and support to another person on a regular basis. For example a brother or sister, grandparent or parent. They may help care for someone who has a physical or learning disability, terminal illness, depression or mental ill health, or someone who has a drug or alcohol problem. The support young carers give may vary from practical help such as shopping, housework or cooking. It could also be personal care for example bathing, toileting, or it may involve them offering emotional support to someone who is depressed. Often they will be doing a number of these things.

Derbyshire Youthinc

Information and suppoort on a range of topics for young people in Derbyshire.

North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau

At North East Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau we can give you free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects. Find out where you can access our services across North East Drbyshire and Bolsover Districts.

Public Health Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council have taken over responsibility for public health in Derbyshire. Find out what we do, and the services we provide, to keep you fit and well.

South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau

At South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau we can give you free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and information on a wide range of subjects.

Young people's mental health

We work with lots of different people to help children and young people in Derbyshire improve their mental health and wellbeing. Everyone has concerns and worries at some point in their life but if you are feeling overwhelmed, unhappy or struggling to cope then you need to be able to speak to a trusted adult. This can be a parent, a school nurse, a youth worker or a mental health worker. You can also visit your GP or your school may have counselling services. All these people will take your concerns seriously and keep them confidential if you wish.

Information last updated 20 November 2015

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.