SELF HELP & SELF CARE
Self Management Apps for Asthma & COPD
These apps will provide long-term support and help you manage your condition allowing you to help stay well. They include excellent quality and appropriate supplementary advice, education and support.
AsthmaHub – Self-management App for adults with Asthma
AsthmaHub for parents – Management App for parents of children with Asthma
COPDHub – Self-management App for people with COPD
These Apps are now available to download on Google Play (Android) and the App Store (Apple).
Help with Stress Control
A free zone on information about stress control, how it works, links to the dates, booklets and relaxation.
Smoking - Help Me Quit
What "Help Me Quit" services can I choose from?
There are a number of services in Wales. All services are free and will give you the best chance of quitting smoking for good. To find out which service is best for you in your local area, contact a member of the Help Me Quit team by:
- Calling 0800 085 2219
- Texting HMQ to 80818
To access the "Help Me Quit" website for further information, please visit:
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
First Aid for Parents
If you're a parent, grandparent, a carer or if you work with children, learning first aid will give you confidence to save a life when it really counts.
When should I worry about my child?
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control.
Frisky Wales – Test and Post
Get advice about accessing contraception and sexual health testing in your area. Download information here
Family planning options
If you’re in a relationship and need to consider your family planning options, this helpful page from the NHS gives information about all the different options available to you: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/
The Family Planning Association offers impartial advice about your contraceptive choices in the UK.
If you’re under 20 and find out you’re pregnant, this NHS page is full of helpful advice: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/support/teenage-pregnancy/
‘Straight Talking’ support and educate on teen pregnancy and parenting. Their support page has a number of helplines run by experts in supporting young people. https://www.straighttalking.org/looking-for-support
Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of hospitalisation for older people. Here are some simple tips which everyone can use to reduce their risk of a fall: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/exercise/falls-prevention/
Eye health in older adults
By the time we’re 65, most of us will need glasses or contact lenses, even if we didn’t when we were younger. Here are lots of tips that can help you to keep your eyes in tip-top condition: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/eye-health-tips-for-older-people/
When was the last time you had the pressure in your eyes checked? Glaucoma is a condition where your optic nerve is damaged by pressure inside your eye. Increased eye pressure can be picked up by routine eye examinations.