NHS inform – for everyday questions about health
Finding the right health and care information can make a real difference to how people manage their wellbeing. Making information accessible, quality assured and up to date helps people to make positive choices.
NHS inform (www.nhsinform.scot) is Scotland's dedicated resource offering up-to-date facts on health, services and campaigns. It also has a wealth of information available online, over the telephone or via webchat:
- tests and treatments
- illnesses and conditions
- healthy living (including stopping smoking, screening and keeping active)
- care, support and health rights
One of the many great features of the new website is that people can personalise the information that's relevant to them using the 'Info for Me' tool. People can also interact and find out about specific conditions in community forums using the 'Health Unlocked' facility. Of course, there is always the option to talk to the health information team by telephone or using webchat.
Want to try the new service? Visit: http://www.nhsinform.scot or call: 0800 22 44 88
Dance for Health
Strathearn Arts are excited to be launching an online dance class Dance for Health. The class will be run by Janice Fraser and will benefit those with mobility and other issues - including those who are shielding; with certain types of cancer; arthritis; Parkinson’s; depression; early-stage dementia; or, recovering from illness or major surgery.
We have received funding to run this class three times a week and these classes will (at least initially) be running via Zoom. They will be free to attend.
The benefits are not just for physical health, the social element of each class is proving extremely important for tackling social isolation and emotional wellbeing, particularly in a time where many people are more isolated than normal.
These classes are designed to be accessible for all and can easily cater for those who are unable, or do not wish to stand for the duration of the class. Janice is very keen to adapt the classes to suit those who attend.
We would like to emphasise that there is technical support available for those who might have difficulties getting online and would encourage questions about this support to be directed to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or to 07789 639 956.
Dance for Health information sheet (.pdf, 167KB)
Dance for Health Poster (.pdf, 134KB)