Thinking of Your Health
Prevention is better than cure ... but knowing how to help yourself and when to seek help and from whom is important too.
You will find information here on healthy living, medicines we should all consider having in the home and which healthcare professional is the right one to contact for help.
This section is always under development ...
please come back soon :)
Family Medicines Chest
Always keep medicines out of the reach and sight of children. A strong, lockable box in a high cupboard is ideal.
Never take more than the recommended dose on the packet and check the expiry date regularly - don't use out of date medicines !
If there is no improvement after the recommended time on the medicine or the person is more unwell or you are worried please consult your doctor.
Family medicine chest
Where should I go ? Pharmacy, GP, WIC, A&E or can I help myself?
Help yourself and the NHS by choosing who is the most appropriate healthcare professional to consult ... if you are concerned ask someone and they will help you.
Who to get help from and who is most appropriate
Eating a balanced diet
Vegetarian and vegan diet
Start the NHS weight loss plan
Walking for health - local groups
Stop smoking - benefits, how we can help and lots more
Alcohol guidance has recently changed - avoid alcohol misuse
Talk to FRANK - help and advice about drug misuse
Starting to think about Mental Health
For more information on many more areas of health and wellbeing see the
Useful Website Links section
Wellbeing and Social Prescribing
Contact the Mid Devon Healthcare Social Prescribers for wellbeing support on email@example.com