Useful Links

You may find some of the following websites useful:

General Advice

  • NHS Direct – includes health information and self-help guides from the NHS.
  • BBC Health – general health information and advice from the BBC.
  • Patient UK – includes patient information leaflets, self-help groups and web directory.
  • MedInfo – providing free and easy to understand medical information and advice.

Emotional Support

  • The Samaritans– confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
  • SupportLine– confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults.

Specific Groups

  • Embarrassing Problems– “straight-talking good advice” on a range of embarrassing problems.
  • Teenage Health Freak– advice for teenagers and those who work with them by local doctors Drs Ann McPherson and Aidan Macfarlane.
  • Women’s Health Information– information for women and their partners regarding pregnancy choices and some common gynaecological conditions.
  • Fit for Travel – Travel Health Information from the NHS.
  • Kid’s Health – Kid’s Health from USA, for parents, kids and teens.
  • Immunisations – Immunisation Information from NHS.
  • MMR The Facts – Extensive information on MMR vaccine from NHS.

Specific Diseases and Conditions