The Social Prescribers have still been operating throughout the pandemic, although this has been over the phone or via video link. They have continued to support patients with –
- Benefits and Finance
- Work and Unemployment
- Coping with long term health conditions
- Health and Fitness
As things slowly return to the new normal they are hoping to get back to seeing our patients face to face and help to empower them to take more control of their well-being and connect with local community services but until then they are working with patients in a range of ways.
- Walk and Talks
- Garden Visits
- Virtual Coffee Morning – this is every 4 weeks, its chance for patients to meet new people and just have a friendly chit chat.
- Walking Group (starting end of May)
Please contact a member of the practice for a referral.
TEXT HEALTH for Young People
Nottingham CityCare has launched a new way for young people to get advice and support about health related issues.
Young people aged 11-19 years old can send a text to: 07480 635024 or start a chat at www.chathealth.nhs.uk
We can help with all kinds of things like:
- Emotional health / Relationships
- Self-harm / Bullying
- Alcohol / Healthy eating
- Drugs / Smoking
Your TextHealth messaging service is run by Nottingham City’s
0-19 Public Health Nursing (School Nursing and Health Visiting) Service, and is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
We aim to reply to you within one working day and you should get an automatic reply to confirm we received your text. Texts will not be seen outside of normal working hours. If you need help before you hear back from us, contact you GP, NHS 111 or dial 999 if it is an emergency.
For more information go to: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy
Self-Care for Patients
Please take a look at this: Self-care Video
Struggling with an eating disorder?
Help is available! Click on the following link for more help and information: Eating Disorders Information
Suffering from a Cold?
Watch this helpful Video below BEFORE contacting your GP
SELF-HELP DIRECTORY - www.selfhelp.org.uk
Over 200 self-help groups offering support to patients and their carers across
Nottinghamshire and over 100 useful contact organisations to assist with independence and increase self care.
Therapy Directory - For a look at alternative forms of theraputic treatments.
Looking for Nutrition Help and Healthy Eating? Click Nutritionist Resource
You can now self-refer to these services:
For a gentle introduction to getting fit, take a look at these great exercise apps.
FREE APPs available at NHS online, click below for more information:
Couch to 5k FREE APP
Help to STOP SMOKING
Text: GIVE UP plus your postcode to 88088
NHS Smoking Helpline 7am-11pm every day 0300 123 1044 for free advice, help and support.
For online help and support and to 'Ask an Expert': GOSMOKEFREE.CO.UK
Or you can self-refer to Stub-it