Access to healthcare
Book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, check your symptoms , view your medical record etc.
Documents supporting you to set-up and use the NHS app.
Tutorials for online GP services and using the NHS website.
Guidance on how to stay fit and healthy during quarantine, including examples of physical exercises.
Advice, tips and tools to help you make the right choices about your health and wellbeing.
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed or are dealing with a long-term condition, and whether you have a lung disease yourself or care for someone who does, you can chat to like-minded people via their web community or contact their helpline.
Health Access for Refugees Programme (HARP)
HARP has suspended all face-to-face activities until further notice. Clients wishing to be part of the virtual HARP Community to join our online groups or HARP Facebook page for up to date translated information about coronavirus, English language support, wellbeing tips and more should call or email Rose on 07393011902 Rose.McCarthy@refugeecouncil.org.uk
A list of links for advice and information.
Older people and people living with long-term health conditions are at an increased risk of severe illness from Covid-19 and that means that they may need a little extra help to manage their health at home. A directory of resources has been developed which provides links to relevant services (and information on how these may have been changed or adapted as a result of Covid-19) as well as information on online tools, virtual groups and digital support for people to access and support them with their health and wellbeing.
This includes information on:
Stroke and Neurological Conditions
Digital support including digital champions training, loan of equipment and myCOPD app
It’s also really important that if people have concerns about an existing health condition, are feeling unwell, or need advice around medication they still get in touch with their GP in the first instance and guidance is available through ‘your NHS is still here for you when you need us’.
Active Leeds has launched Healthy At Home with great resources to help you stay active indoors. They include workout routines for children, adults, and older adults, but also wellbeing tips.
Sport England have compiled some of the most useful tips on how you can get active when you’re at home, if you’re well enough, including links to apps and exercise videos. General advice as well as specific videos for older people.
You don’t need fancy gym gear or a lot of space to get active– just a few minutes and a positive attitude. Work up a living-room sweat with our simple 10 minute workout.
Simple exercises to help with strength and flexibility. 10 exercises you can do in the comfort of your home with no special equipment needed.
This 30 minutes video was produced by Leeds city council and public health west in 201 with our b exercise instructor Audrey The video will help you increase your strength and mobility.
A good diet is important for good health and eating a variety of foods can improve general wellbeing. You should try to eat sensibly, choosing a varied diet from a range of foods to help boost your health. Check out these resources to help you and your family eat well.
Eatwell Guide :shows you how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet
First Steps Nutrition :Eating well for new mums and infants
Food support in Leeds: People who are struggling to get hold of enough food due to financial constraints, self-isolating, shielding or lack of availability can access additional support through Leeds City Council.
Cooking for yourself and your family can be difficult at any time, but is even more challenging when you may have limited ingredients and you want to make the most of the food you have. Here are some great ideas for easy, budget friendly cooking and how to reduce your food waste.
Cooking on a shoestring :This resource features the Eatwell Plate model which has now been superseded by the Eatwell Guide, for more information on the Eatwell Guide please visit the Eating well section.
Remember shopping trips should be as infrequent as possible and these should be to buy basic necessities only, for example food and medicine.
Planning your weekly meals in advance can help make your shopping less stressful and help reduce how much you spend.
Here are the new amended shopping times for all the major supermarkets, including the protected hours to help ensure the vulnerable and NHS staff have safe access to food.
Mental health and wellbeing
Information on coronavirus and taking care of your mental wellbeing, as well as information about general mental wellbeing support services in Leeds.
Advice from Mind
Advice from Young Minds for anxiety and other emotional wellbeing support.
Work through a self-help guide for depression that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Work through a self-help guide for anxiety that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
A series of links to useful information.
Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new resource – a must read for anyone working in bereavement at the moment and/or has been affected.
Emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people.