Self care is vitally important. We want to raise awareness and provide information and advice so people can manage their own health needs where possible. This will also support nurses, doctors and other health care professionals to care for those who really need their skill and expertise
North East Lincolnshire has many support services that will give you help and advice on how to improve your health and well-being, such as:
Live Well- Wellbeing service:
This service is run by North East Lincolnshire Council who offer support to patients aged 18+ and want support with their wellbeing and are ready to make a change. The service is made up of a team of wellbeing workers and practitioners who can work wil clients to identify their needs and to set health and wellbeing goals, such as quitting smoking or maintaining a healthy balanced diet.
The Live Well- Wellbeing service can support you with the following:
- Low level mental and emotional wellbeing issues
- Healthy eating
- Weight management
- Phsyical activity
- Stopping smoking
- Building confidence
The wellbeing team will assess your overall wellbeing and support you to identify and set goals.
You can self-refer to this service by texting Wellbeing to 60060 or calling 01472 325 500
You can also self-refer online at: www.nelincs.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/wellbeing-services
Thrive NEL is a social prescribing service which is available to anyone living in North East Lincolnshire aged between 18-65 with a long term condition such as:
- Atrial fibrilation
- Hyper-tension (high blood pressure)
Social prescribing is a different approach to managing long term conditions, and can help you explore support that is available in your community that can help you make improvements to your overall health, wellbeing and independence. A link worker will help yopu explore what's important to you and help you to identify local activities and services to connect with and benefit from.
You can treat a lot of minor ailments yourself at home, and save yourself a trip to the doctors. You can get free advice from a pharmacist for lots of health issues, including advice about which over the coutner medication you can buy and when you need to visit your GP.
This is especially important if you are living with a long term condition, you should visit your pharmacist at the first sign of a winter illness such as a cold.
For advice on how to stay well this winter, click here.
You could even visit the NHS website for advice on treating minor illnesses and injuries.
For advice and information on how to stock up your medicine cabinet, click here.
There is also the NHS app, where you can check your symptoms and find out what to do when you need help urgently.
Long term conditions:
If you have a long term condition, there is support available to help you manage it. For example: