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Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames

Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Community Information Directory

The directory is a searchable database of over 1,300 local organisations, services and groups in the London Borough Richmond upon Thames and neighbouring boroughs (e.g. Hounslow and Kingston upon Thames). It covers a wide range of subject areas from advice and health information to sports clubs, community groups and religious or political organisations.

Richmond AID (Advice and Information on Disability)

Richmond Advice and Information on Disability (Richmond AID) provides advice, support and services to disabled people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. They provide benefits advice, a children’s and families service, an employment project, a gardening service (Richmond SPADE), and a number of business services.

Information last updated 19 April 2016

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.