How do I stay well?
We are all aware of the pressures that the NHS in England faces today. There are many things that the NHS itself can do to make the service it provides better, we cannot do it on our own though, we need the help of all of our patients too.
By being healthier we all help to reduce preventable diseases; for example by being active we can give ourselves some protection from heart problems, high blood pressure and diabetes. Not only that but by being healthier you can increase your sense of wellbeing, sleep better and enjoy higher energy levels. These examples will help us all to use the resources of the NHS less. There is a wealth of information available to help guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. The internet is a great place to start your search for ways to improve your health in a myriad of different ways; please see the document below.
Stay Well Information
What should I keep in my Medicine Cabinet?
Keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet can be the first steps to recovery. Please see the document below for more information.
Medicine Cabinet Advice
Are you a Veteran of the Armed Forces?
Have you heard of Combat Stress? They are the UK's leading mental health charity for Veterans. If you have served in the Army, the RAF, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy or reserves then you are a Veteran. Please let us know if this is you and we can update your records accordingly. In some instances this will help you to get a quicker referral. Please see the leaflet below for further information.
Combat Stress Leaflet
What's Alcoholics Anonymous?
“Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.”