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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Books on Prescription

This national scheme aims to help people manage their own well-being through reading books recommended by health professionals. Find helpful information and self-help techniques for common conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, phobias, self-esteem, stress and worry.

Lancashire Well-being directory

These health and well-being services are provided by a range of organisations, including voluntary organisations, private companies, and local councils. Search by locality to find help to get you through the day-to-day challenges.

Your health and wellbeing

Information on keeping healthy and disease prevention. Advice and services on smoking, sexual health, cancer, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse and looking after your family.

Information last updated 17 July 2018

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.