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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Age UK Oxfordshire

Age UK Oxfordshire stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations. They try to ensure that as you grow older, wherever you live, however much money you have, however tough life is, you will have access to comfort and company, to caring and support, and to a life worth living.

Generation Games

Oxfordshire’s activity network for the over 50s. A free service that creates a personalised exercise programme of activities, provides support and helps to keep people stronger for longer. Search for activities in the Oxford area.

Oxfordshire Carers

Carers Oxfordshire is a free service which offers information, advice and support to unpaid adult carers of adults in Oxfordshire. It aims to make it easier for carers, whatever their situation, to access information and support.

Oxfordshire MIND

MIND is a charity that tries to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Oxfordshire Mind runs a wide range of services for anyone over the age of 16 who is affected by mental health problems.

Oxfordshire NHS Trust

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and other counties, and focuses on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Oxfordshire Support Finder

A one-stop-shop for adult social and health care information and advice, to help you take control of your care and support.

OxMe - for younger people

OxMe offers free advice to younger people on topics including study, health and sexual wellbeing, work, and relationships.

Sexual Health Oxfordshire

Sexual Health Oxfordshire is an NHS service. Their Oxford and Banbury clinics are sexual health clinics offering a full range of services including genitourinary medicine (GUM) and contraception: testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), all types of contraception including emergency contraception, advice on safer sex, relationships, drug use or other health related issues, and HIV care. They also have a number of clinics in locations throughout Oxfordshire. All offer basic sexual health screening (tests), treatment, contraception and advice but may not be suitable for everyone.

Unlimited Oxfordshire

Unlimited Oxfordshire is focused on ‘Opening Doors and Widening Horizons’ for people with physical and sensory disabilities, to help everyone to have the same opportunities to enjoy social events and activities.

Information last updated 28 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.