Your health is really important, but sometimes we all need a bit of help and guidance

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Below are some useful links to organisations that can offer advice and information on health matters for you and your family.

Useful links

  • The Mix -  A free, confidential telephone and email helpline finding you the best help whatever the problem. Provides free connections to local or national services, and can text information to your mobile phone.
  • HeadMeds - Straight talk on mental health medication. Listen to other people's experiences and look up your medication to find out about side effects and things you might not feel comfortable asking your GP about.
  • 111 is the NHS non-emergency number - It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
  • The National Centre for Eating Disorders Association - Provides information and advice if you, or someone you know has, or thinks they may have an eating disorder.
  • Recovery Connection- An American website offering advice and guidance to eating disorders and substance misuse.
  • riprap - Support for teenagers if you have a parent with cancer.
  • Macmillan Cancer - Support information site for you if you are affected by cancer.
  • Siblinks - Is a network for you if you have or have had a family member affected by cancer.
  • Hope Again - Cruse Bereavement Care's website is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. They also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
  • Talk to Frank - A telephone and web-based helpline with reliable information about drugs (Tel: 0800 776600).
  • Addaction - Gives information about drugs, keeping safe and how to say ‘No’ to drugs. It provides in-depth information about drugs and the social and medical impacts.