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Self Care guide for Patients

Self Care guide for Patients

The BMA has published a self-care guide for patients which provides four ways for people to take care of themselves through the winter months. The guide also provides you with a number of links and resources to help you through this period. However the BMA state that despite this advice if symptoms persist, or if unsure, people should always seek advice from their GP, nurse or pharmacist.

 

 

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New ‘One Stop Shop’ For Disabled People

New ‘One Stop Shop’ For Disabled People

Possability People are offering a new service. We will be running a ‘one stop shop’ Information & Advice service for disabled people, people with long term conditions and carers in order to improve independent living, self-management and resilience.

We can provide support over the phone Monday to Friday 10 – 4pm (01424 234 460) via email; esussexadvice@possabilitypeople.org.uk and if appropriate face to face advice sessions as and when required. These will be held at our office in Hastings Voluntary Action.

This new service covers the whole of East Sussex.

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New Dementia Cafe

New Dementia Cafe

Southlands Place are holding a Dementia Café on the 1st Thursday of every month from 10.00 to 12.00 mid-day. It is anticipated that this resource will be useful for the people of Bexhill and  will welcome people living with dementia, their carers and their family members to come along to socialise and find out more about the various services available for them in this area.

 

 

 

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What is Bipolar?

What is Bipolar?

Bipolar – sometimes known as manic depression – is a severe mental health illness characterised by significant mood swings including manic highs and depressive lows. The majority of individuals with bipolar experience alternating episodes of mania and depression.
Both males and females of any age and from any social or ethnic background can develop the illness. The symptoms can first occur and then reoccur when work, studies, family or emotional pressures are at their greatest. In women it can also be triggered by childbirth or during the menopause.

The key to coping with bipolar is an early diagnosis, acceptance of the illness and adapting your lifestyle so you are in control of the symptoms as much as possible. Management of the illness can be achieved through strategies involving medication, health care, therapy and self management.

You can find support including the nearest self help group on the Bipolar UK website

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Health in Mind

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Health in Mind is a free NHS service for anyone in East Sussex experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties such as stress, anxiety and depression.

Visit our dedicated website here for more information or to refer yourself into the service.

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Introduction to Self Care

Introduction to Self Care

Self care is all about empowering you with the confidence and information to look after yourself when you can, and visiting health and care professionals when you need to. This gives you greater control of your own health and encourages healthy behaviors that help prevent ill health in the long-term.

Self care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s doing some exercise or linking up with new friends at a social group. If you have a long-term condition, there are extra things you may need to consider, such as making changes to your diet, reviewing your medication or taking different types of exercise.

Self care also means staying active by doing things that are important to you, such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work, if possible. It involves looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do.

Self care means giving you the information and support you need to live as happy and healthier life as possible.

Fore more information about different self care support please contact

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