Self Care is about treating minor illnesses at home and seeking help when you need it. It is also about managing any conditions you have in a way that puts you in control, improves your quality of life and avoids you getting ill.
Please see the following link on what is self-care by Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG: https://sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk/self-care
The Self-Care Forum Factsheets provide information on common ailments aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self-care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future. They provide patients with information around:
- Useful facts
- What patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
- What people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
- When to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
- Where to find out more
Please click on the following link to find out more: http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/fact-sheets-2020/
Anybody who is experiencing any symptoms of the virus should self-isolate straight away, then make an appointment to get a test by calling 119 or visiting gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
The symptoms to look out for are:
- A new, continuous cough
- A high temperature
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
Please be aware that you can’t get a COVID test at your local GP Practice as the testing is only done at specific national sites.
Loneliness Campaign 13th June - 17th June 2022
Feeling lonely is something that all of us can experience at any point and can have a huge impact on our wellbeing. Sometimes admitting we feel lonely can be hard but it’s important to remember that many others experience feelings of loneliness too, and that this feeling can pass. This Loneliness Awareness Week, we are continuing to encourage people to reach out to others to help someone who may be feeling lonely, taking small acts of kindness such as sending them a text or inviting them for a walk or a coffee, which might in turn help themselves feel less lonely too. Find more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness on the Every Mind Matters – Loneliness web page or search Every Mind Matters for more support and advice for ways to lift someone out of loneliness.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
- Treat yourself at home
- Go to a Primary Care Centre
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
Aged 0-25 contact Forward Thinking Birmingham
Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) offers support, care and treatment for all 0-25s through one organisation. This makes it easier for you to access the right support at the right time.
FTB is a partnership of organisations that have come together to support children, young people and families in Birmingham. They also work with a number of organisations in the voluntary and community sector.
Please click on the link below for further information;
Aged 16 years and above contact Birmingham Healthy Minds
Birmingham Healthy Minds is an NHS primary care psychological therapies service for people with depression and anxiety symptoms. To access our service you must be:
- Aged 16 or over
- Registered with a Birmingham GP
Call on 0121 301 2525 or alternatively click on the link below
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It isn't just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse.
It includes so called ‘honour’ based violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage.
Anybody can experience domestic abuse, but nobody should. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, get help.
Please click on the link below for further information.
Male Victims of Domestic Abuse – Please call 01823 334244 to speak to us confidentially or click on the link below: