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Useful Links

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Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service


Information on Healthier Living

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution   
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

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Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.

Website for adults with anxiety or depression in Bromley

Hundreds of adults in the borough of Bromley experience anxiety and/or depression.

At least one in four of us experience mental health problems at some stage in our lives, however, there are people who can help. Bromley Working for Wellbeing (BWW) offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and courses for adults registered with a Bromley GP in community

venues and GP practices across the borough. You do not need to see a GP to access this service and can refer yourself by clicking here or calling: 0300 003 3000.

BWW therapies and courses can help people overcome mild to moderate:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The service offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for stress, anxiety or depression via supported online courses, group courses and one-to-one therapy. CBT is a form of talking therapy that aims to help you look at the way you think, feel and behave.

 

If CBT one-to-one or courses are not for you, we also offer other therapies and counselling. Your Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner will recommend what would be most suitable for you.

 

Counselling allows you to talk about any aspect of your life, including past or current experiences and/or future concerns that may be causing you to feel stress, anxiety or depression.

 

How to access the service:

You do not need a GP appointment or referral to access the service. Refer yourself by clicking here or calling: 0300 003 3000. For more information visit the Bromley Working for Wellbeing Website

http://bromleyworkingforwellbeing.org.uk/

or call 0300 003 3000.


Need urgent help?

This service is not a crisis service, in an emergency please call:

  • Your GP or NHS 111
  • The Samaritan: 116 123
  • Bromley Crisis Line: 0845 608 0523
  • Or go to your nearest A&E or Urgent Care Centre


    

    


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