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Thirsk Doctors SurgeryThe Health CentreChapel StreetThirskNorth Yorkshire, YO7 1LGTel: 01845 440462
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'When Should I Worry?' is a booklet developed by researchers at PRIME Centre Wales, Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff University. It provides information for parents about the management of respiratory tract infections (coughs, colds, sore throats, and ear aches) in children, and has been designed to be used in primary care consultations.
If you are in crisis or feel suicidal please contact the surgery (01845 440462), 111, A+E or Samaritans (116 123).
Online Resources and Organisations
National Mind, Rethink and the Mental Health Foundation are organisations that provide information and advice for people with mental health issues, friends families and carers and campaign about mental health issues.
Living Life to the Full is an online self-help course
The NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing pages has a series of of audio Podcasts and other resources to help with low mood and anxiety
Books on Prescription Library scheme providing access to a range of self help books to help manage some common mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety.
Moodgym Online course to support anxiety and depression
Side by Side is open to anybody who has an experience of mental health problems, or is closely connected to someone that has. The community has been designed to exist alongside your current methods of managing your mental health.
Silvercloud provides a wide range of supportive and interactive programmes, tools and tactics for mental and behavioural health issues. These programmes address wellbeing, life balance, time management, communication skills, goal setting, communication and relationship management, anger management, stress management, relaxation and sleep management, among many others.
Daylio enables you to keep a private diary without having to type a single line. Pick your mood and add activities you have been doing during the day. You can also add notes and keep an old school diary. Daylio is collecting recorded moods and activities in the statistics and calendar. This format will help you to understand your habits better. Keep track of your activities and create patterns to become more productive. Free
Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).Free
SAM is an app to help you understand and manage anxiety. The app has been developed in collaboration with a research team from UWE, Bristol.SAM will help you to understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behaviour over time and manage your anxiety through self-help exercises and private reflection.
https://www.sleepstation.org.uk A brilliant NHS lead resourcehttps://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/problems-disorders/sleeping-well. Useful reading from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Cruse Bereavement Care York and North Yorkshire
Herriot Hospice Homecare > bereavement counselling service
North Yorkshire County Council > bereavement support
York Sands > stillbirth and neonatal death charity
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust > bereavement service
Children and Young People
Young Minds work to improve mental heath for young people
Compass Buzz (9-19 year olds) 01609 777662
Domestic violence IDAS
Advice for Domestic Abuse- IDAS
IAPT- Improving Access to psychological therapies in North Yorkshire. Self referral via IAPT online phone 01609 768890 or see your GP
http://www.holyroodhouse.org.uk/ - Centre for Health & Pastoral Care.
They offer a variety of therapies for a charitable donation.
- and access for gym classes & membership
http://www.butterfliesdance.com/ - offer an array of adult classes
- details of an array of yoga classes in the area
http://www.thirskandsowerbyharriers.co.uk/ - running club
Shout 85258 - free confidential messaging service to support mental health
Other Resources Workplace Mental Health Support Service- via Access to Work on 0300 456 8114 MIND 01609 780758 Veterans 01748 83196 Anxiety UK 03444 755 774 NO PANIC 0844 967 4848 OCD Action 0845 390 6232 Rethink Mental Illness 0300 5000 927 General Advice- Citizens Advice Advice for Drug and Alcohol Addiction- Horizons or 01723 330730
24 October 2019
With winter just around the corner, NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG are advising local residents on the best ways to stay well during the cold weather.
There are a number of effects the winter can have, and they are not just physical, the colder weather and shorter days can also affect your mental health.
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG, Governing Body member and Local GP, Dr George Campbell has a lot of useful tips to help you stay well this winter.
Be aware of norovirus
‘Norovirus outbreaks are more common this time of year, there is no specific treatment for norovirus, but you can take steps to ease your symptoms. If you've got sickness and diarrhoea, stay hydrated.
‘Don't see your GP unless symptoms persist more than a few days, the best ways to avoid catching norovirus is wash your hands thoroughly after using the toilet. Last but not least, norovirus can leave you contagious 48 hours after the symptoms go, so please avoid hospitals and care homes.’
Get your flu vaccination
‘The best way to stay protected against the flu is to get the vaccination, the jab is free for pregnant women, over 65’s and those with underlying health conditions. If you have a child ages 2 – 3 they are entitled to a free flu nasal spray to keep them protected.
‘If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please seek advice from your pharmacist before it gets more serious. If you want to book a vaccination please contact your GP practice.’
Use the right service
‘If it is not an emergency, you can get medical advice 24/7 by using the NHS 111 service, they have trained medical professionals available who can direct you to the most appropriate medical care.
‘If you want to speak to someone face to face you don’t always have to wait for an appointment with your doctor. Your local pharmacy can provide clinical advice for minor health conditions common over the winter period such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.’
Keep a stock of useful medicines
‘It is important to keep a stock of over the counter medicines in your home over the Christmas period as your local surgery or pharmacy may not be open.
‘These remedies could include basic painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol, cough syrup and antacids that are all available at your local supermarket.’
Look out for yourself and others
‘The colder weather and shorter days can affect your mental health, get out in the sunshine if you can, even short bursts can improve your mental wellbeing.
‘Older neighbours and relatives are more vulnerable in the winter months and may need a bit of extra help to stay well, make sure you keep in touch and check in on them when you can.’
There is further advice on self-care on Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG website.
For further information contact HRW CCG Communications and Engagement on 01609 767621
NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (the CGG) is responsible for the planning and purchasing of the vast majority of health services across the area - this includes hospital care, mental health and community services.
Persistent pain is a challenge for the person with pain, their family or carers, friends and certainly their GP.
Our traditional medical model of care, focussing on 'pain-relief' medication, is redundant. Pain scientists have shown that a holistic biopsychosocial approach is more effective to manage pain. Persistent pain can't be fixed or cured, but a person centred management plan can help people live better lives.
Across the UK millions of patients continue to take daily hi...gh doses of opiates, believing that this is the best option. Not only are these drugs addictive they can lead to problems including low mood, reduced sex drive and impotence, infertility, increased levels of pain and a poorer ability to fight infection.
We are striving to support patients who want to take a different approach to managing their pain. We are delighted to have supported on a number of patients on this journey and both the professional and patient have been delighted with the outcome.
If this message resonates with you please take a look at www.livingwellwithpain.co.uk and click on resources, resources for patients. Please do book an appointment if we can help.
Thirsk Doctors Surgery
Cancer Champion scheme
Hello my name is Jayne Portrey-Young and I am the practice Cancer Champion, I have worked at the surgery for 2 years in the reception team. My working hours are Monday mornings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays all day. You can contact me on the surgery number 01845 440462
Or if you prefer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you love or care for has been given a cancer diagnosis this can be a very difficult, upsetting and confusing time.
You may have questions like.
HOW I CAN HELP?
As Cancer Champion I can help you with providing lots of different information about available services, how to access these and how to get the help you need, what the diagnosis means to you and what is available to help you cope.
I have information in easy to read formats and booklet form.
You can talk to me and let me know what you need and I will put a pack together for you to either collect or I am happy to post out to you if you prefer.
Equally if you are just feeling a bit overwhelmed or low and need someone to talk to, I’m here for you. No question or query is too small or irrelevant, if it matters to you, it matters to me.
At the surgery we also have access to lots of wonderful teams such as the Macmillan team and can refer you on to these amazing nurses who can offer you lots of support.
We’re here to help
Jayne, Cancer Champion