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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Adult Social Care in Hertfordshire

Information and services provided by Hertfordshire County Council for people who are older, have a physical disability, a learning disability or mental health problems.

Families First Portal

The Families First Portal offers information on a wide variety of services and activities for children, young people and their families. It can also act as a guide to sources of support for parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Public Health in Hertfordshire

Information and advice on public health issues such as mental health, healthy weight, smoking, drugs, alcohol, sexual health, ageing well and keeping active.

Reading Well Books on Prescription at your local library

Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading endorsed by health professionals. The Reading Well Books on Prescription Collection includes self help titles on conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders, help and support for people with dementia, information and advice, living well with dementia, and support for relatives and carers.

Information last updated 02 November 2017

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.