SELF HELP & SELF CARE

Smoking - Help Me Quit

What "Help Me Quit" services can I choose from?

There are a number of services in Wales. All services are free and will give you the best chance of quitting smoking for good. To find out which service is best for you in your local area, contact a member of the Help Me Quit team by:

  • Calling 0800 085 2219
  • Texting HMQ to 80818

To access the "Help Me Quit" website for further information, please visit:

http://www.helpmequit.wales/

Help Me Quit visit the surgery on a Monday Afternoon, for further information, please contact our reception team.

When should I worry about my child?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.

DOWNLOAD A HELP LEAFLET HERE

Frisky Wales – Test and Post

Get advice about accessing contraception and sexual health testing in your area. Download information here

Family planning options

If you’re in a relationship and need to consider your family planning options, this helpful page from the NHS gives information about all the different options available to you: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

The Family Planning Association offers impartial advice about your contraceptive choices in the UK.

https://www.sexwise.org.uk/contraception

Teen pregnancy

If you’re under 20 and find out you’re pregnant, this NHS page is full of helpful advice: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/support/teenage-pregnancy/

‘Straight Talking’ support and educate on teen pregnancy and parenting. Their support page has a number of helplines run by experts in supporting young people. https://www.straighttalking.org/looking-for-support

Slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of hospitalisation for older people. Here are some simple tips which everyone can use to reduce their risk of a fall: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/exercise/falls-prevention/

Eye health in older adults

By the time we’re 65, most of us will need glasses or contact lenses, even if we didn’t when we were younger. Here are lots of tips that can help you to keep your eyes in tip-top condition: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/eye-health-tips-for-older-people/

When was the last time you had the pressure in your eyes checked? Glaucoma is a condition where your optic nerve is damaged by pressure inside your eye. Increased eye pressure can be picked up by routine eye examinations.
https://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health/eye-conditions/glaucoma

Your Opinion Matters!

• Do you have a BMI of over 40? NHS Wales
• Have you struggled with weight loss or had difficulty in accessing NHS weight loss services in the past?
• Would you like to be part of developing a Weight Management Service in Powys?

Take part in the virtual focus group with those involved in transforming Weight Management Services in Powys and voice your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and ideas of developing this service.

The focus group will take place via Microsoft Teams:

13th July 2021 at 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
20th July 2021 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate please contact: Catherine Quarrell, Service Development Manager catherine.quarrell@wales.nhs.uk
(Tel: 01874 712590)

If you would like to participate and would like to book a test session to check your equipment is set up correctly or would like some further advice on using digital tools to access the service, please click this link: Digital Support Session to book online

or call 01874 712 499 to book over the phone.

MYDESMOND: TYPE 2 DIABETES DIGITAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Self-management Programme for People with type 2 diabetes

  • Ask the Expert – where you’ll have the multi-disciplinary team of the Leicester Diabetes Centre at your fingertips
  • Track your activity levels and even link up to the Fitbit or Google Fit
  • Track your weight, blood pressure, HbA1c, diet and cholesterol Set daily goals that fit around your lifestyle
  • Compete with others in our DESMOND community on the global leader boards
  • Chat with members of the DESMOND community
  • Invite your friends and family to join you in your journey - learn more about type 2 diabetes through our interactive learning and 9-weekly booster sessions

Download the flyer here