Self-Care

The aim of this page is to provide resources that patients can access without having to wait for a GP appointment or referral. We hope it will help patients to be proactive in maximising their health and wellbeing. More resources will be added over time. 

Caring for Children With Coughs

The University of Bristol has produced this excellent guide on how to look after a child who has a cough (not due to asthma).

Healthy children will typically get a cough 7-10 times a year. Coughs can last for 3-4 weeks and make your child feel quite unwell, but will still get better by themselves. This leaflet gives advice on simple rememedies that can help your child feel a bit better and help them sleep. It also contains advice on when you should seek help from a health professional.

'Weigh to Go' and 'Weigh to Go: New Mum'

'Weigh to Go' is a 15 week FREE adult weight management programme delivered in partnership between South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture and NHS Lanarkshire. You can book classes onine. Classes can be booked online or iby contacting the centre you wish to attend.

 

'Weigh to Go: New Mum: is available for new mums who wish to achieve and maintain a healthy weight range and be physically active post-pregnancy. Mums can attend with their baby, and can start once the mum has attended her 6 week post-natal check-up. Classes can be booked online or iby contacting the centre you wish to attend.

 

For further information on both courses please visit www.slleisureandculture.co.uk

 

Lanarkshire Mind Matters

Lanarkshire Mind Matters has been developed by the NHS PSychological Services team. The www.lanarkshiremindmatters.scot.nhs.uk website offers a number of different resources to help make apositive difference to people's lives. 

You can register to access a numberof different 'SilverCloud' courses - the idea is that they teach you strategies to manage your emotions and 'make some space' around your problems.

  • Space from Covid-19
  • Space for resilience
  • Space for Sleep
  • Space from Stress
  • Calm Distress online course
  • Sleepio - to give you a better night's sleep
  • Daylight - managing anxiety

 

Additionally, other courses can be accessed via GP referral:

  • Diabetes
  • Health Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Social Anxiety
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Lung Conditions
  • Perinatal Care
  • Phobia
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • Supporting an anxious child
  • Supporting an anxious teen

 

Visit the lanarkshiremindmatters website to find out mor about any of these courses.