Access to healthcare

NHS app – download and install

Book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, check your symptoms , view your medical record etc.

NHS app – help and support

Documents supporting you to set-up and use the NHS app.

Health access tutorials from Learn My Way

Tutorials for online GP services and using the NHS website.

Staying healthy advice from World Health Organisation

Guidance on how to stay fit and healthy during quarantine, including examples of physical exercises.

Live Well in isolation

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the right choices about your health and wellbeing.

British Lung Foundation

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

Hospice UK

A list of links for advice and information.

Self-Management Support in Leeds for Older people and people living with Long Term Conditions

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:

Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Diabetes

Respiratory

Stroke and Neurological Conditions

Older people

Mental/Emotional Wellbeing

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’.


Exercise

Active Leeds: Healthy At Home

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: How to stay active while you’re at home

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.

British Heart Foundation – 10 minute living room workout

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.

British Heart Foundation – Strength and flexibility exercises

Simple exercises to help with strength and flexibility. 10 exercises you can do in the comfort of your home with no special equipment needed.

Gentle chair-based exercise video

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.


Eating well

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.

8 Tips for eating well

Eatwell Guide :shows you how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet

Healthy eating food fact sheet

Fluid intake fact sheet

Pregnancy food fact sheet

First Steps Nutrition :Eating well for new mums and infants

Snack Swaps Change4Life

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.

Help for families to eat while staying at home

Food labelling and portion sizes


Cooking well

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.

Cheap Family Food Fact sheet

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.

Websites and links to more easy budget friendly recipes.

Food Safety and COVID-19

Top Tips for Food Hygiene

Tips to reduce food waste


Shopping well

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.

£15 ‘school lunch at home’ shopping list and meal ideas

Family meal planner

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.

Supermarket provision Covid 19


Mental health and wellbeing

Mindwell 

Information on coronavirus and taking care of your mental wellbeing, as well as information about general mental wellbeing support services in Leeds.

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Advice from Mind

YoungMinds: Coronavirus and anxiety for young people

Advice from Young Minds for anxiety and other emotional wellbeing support.

NHS Inform: depression self help guide

Work through a self-help guide for depression that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

NHS Inform: anxiety self help guide

Work through a self-help guide for anxiety that uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Leeds Bereavement Forum

A series of links to useful information.

Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief

Cruse Bereavement Care has launched a new resource – a must read for anyone working in bereavement at the moment and/or has been affected.

MindMate

Emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people.