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Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

British Heart Foundation

This site contains lots of useful information regarding heart health and is really easy to browse. It also contains information on the Foundation’s research and how you can get involved.

Southampton Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Libraries Partnership

There is Macmillan information in every library in Southampton with the main Information Area being at Central Library, and a wide range of information held at Shirley, Lordshill and Bitterne. Resources can be borrowed from any library using a library card. We offer: Information / Other services / Outreach / Self Help & Support Groups / Signposting to other services

The Source (Cancer Support)

Knowing what to say and what not to say it is vital when you find out someone close had been diagnosed with cancer. This excellent and smartly designed site provides assistance to people who really need it.

Information last updated 05 November 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.