ADVICE & GUIDANCE
Self Care Forum
Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.
The self care forum helps people take care of themselves by offering advice & guidance.
Take a look at their resources and factsheets available on their website
We care about your mental health.
You might want to talk to your GP or practice nurse if you're:
- worrying more than usual
- finding it hard to enjoy life
- not sleeping or find that your mental state is affecting your physical health in any way
- having thoughts and feeling that are difficult to cope with, and that are having an impact on your day-to-day life.
It's always OK to ask for help. Be honest and open, explain how you feel and use words that feel natural to you. Our clinical team are here to support you.
Mind have produced guidance to help you find the words to talk to your GP about mental health, please download below.
Find the Words - talk to your GP about mental health
There is also a wealth of information, support and guidance on Solent Mind's website.
Alternatively, Steps to Wellbeing offer a free, confidential NHS service to people aged 18 or over in the Southampton area.
Find out more on their website.
Self-refer yourself for help and support here.
Southampton Healthy living are available to help you make lifestyle changes:
- lose weight
- stop smoking
- get active
- reduce your alcohol intake
They have a range of support and information available on their website.
Grief is a natural process, and most people will cope with help and support from family and friends.
For those who need additional specialist help, Cruse offers free confidential support for adults and children, and this can be by telephone, email or face-to-face.
Helpline: 0808 808 1677
They also have a wealth of advice and support available on their website.
Alternatively, visit the NHS bereavement website.
The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.
These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.
A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
If you are concerned about yourself, or someone you know please book an appointment to see a GP.
The Alzheimer's Society also offer information and support to those affected, please visit their website.