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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

A Better Medway

Medway Council’s health improvement team work with individuals, businesses and the community as a whole to help us understand what health improvement services are needed and how best to deliver them. Find out about a wide range of local, tailored services and initiatives designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

Healthwatch Medway

Healthwatch Medway is the independent consumer champion for health and care. It provides information and signposting to enable them to make choices about health and care services. It also signposts people to organisations that can assist them when health or social care provision has been less than satisfactory.

Healthy Living

Information about the services and events offered by Medway libraries, to help support a healthier lifestyle for all ages. Includes information about the “books on prescription” mental health scheme and sections for carers and people with disabilities.

Information last updated 22 October 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.