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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment

Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self-managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

My child has diarrhoea (runny poo) and vomiting (being sick) Advice Sheet

My Child has a Fever Advice Sheet

I'm an Adult with a Cough

Common ailments that can be self-managed:

Back pain

NHS Choices

Self Refer to physio

Cold sores

NHS Choices

Common Cold

NHS Choices

Conjunctivitis

NHS Choices

pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices  

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

NHS Choices

Nasal congestion

NHS Choices

Nappy rash

NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

NHS Choices

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

NHS Choices

Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices

NHS 111 online

Get medical help near you

  1.        Answer questions about your main symptom.
  2.        Find out when and where to get help.
  3.        Be contacted by a nurse, if needed.

If you think you know what might be wrong, you can find advice on health problems on NHS.UK.

If you’ve run out of your prescribed medicines, find out how to get an emergency prescription.

Online Video Library

Find videos to explain medical conditions and what you can do to help yourself to take control of your health. There are videos on a wide range of topics.

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Chair Yoga

The physical limitations that come with growing older needn't stop people from keeping fit.

Seated exercise classes perfectly suited to those who are less mobile or steady on their feet than they used to be but want to keep active. And as Age UK’s video from its visit to Age UK Ealing shows, chair yoga can have a positive effect on the body and mind of those in the hot seat. 

Try some chair exercises by clicking here

    

Self Refer to Smoking Cessation, Weight Management and Wellness Services

The Kirklees Wellness Service (KWS), works with people in our communities to improve their own health and wellbeing. The service offers tailored support through utilising health coaching and motivation interviewing techniques.

Who the service is for

The service is available to adults aged 18+ who live in Kirklees. It is for people who have identified a need for further help to improve their health and wellbeing and want to make a change. They should be ready to commit to accessing this support, and willing to work towards a personal goal.

The types of things that people need help with could include:

  • Improving mood and building confidence
  • Improving mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Managing long term conditions
  • Wellbeing support if they are caring for someone
  • Increasing contact with people and activities
  • Increasing physical activity levels
  • Smoking cessation (stop smoking) support

Refer yourself or someone else here.



 
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