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Self Help

The Self Care Hub

A Self Care Hub has been established in mid-Nottinghamshire to help citizens access advice, information and support. Call 0300 303 2600 (9-5 Mon-Fri) or email - also very useful is the Self Care Forum -


There are a range of patient information leaflets available on many different topics. These can be obtained at the following websites: or

Some of the topics covered are shown below:-

Obs. Gynae and Women's Problems
Health Promotion

General Medicine
Skin Disorders


 This comprehensive range also includes names and contacts of Self Help Groups around the country.

STOP SMOKING - or text QUIT to 66777

Ask at your local pharmacy about 'pharmacy first minor ailments scheme' - you may be able to get free medication for a wide variety of minor ailments - teething, constipation, head lice, thrush, conjunctivitis.

For information about a variety of conditions:

BMA Family Doctor Books - - expert advice books to buy, useful for patients who have just been diagnosed with a chronic illness, written by NHS Consultants, published with the British Medical Association (BMA).

An excellent source of information about common mental health problems can be found at (permission given by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS)

Mental Health self help  

Mental Health self help postcards


Exercise After a Stroke

Exercising after stroke can improve mobility, fitness and general quality of life. It also provides a good opportunity for you to make new friends, share experiences and have some fun.

 Exercise after Stroke - click on the link for details

Sharps bins may be collected by NSDC - give them a call on 01636 650000 or got to waste

Hypnotherapy Directory was launched to connect individuals with qualified professionals in the UK.  


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