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Become a mental health champion: join our Time to Change hub

Time to Change hubs are networks of local organisations and individuals committed to tackling negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems. Watch a short video here

Bed sores

Pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores or bedsores) are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue, primarily caused by prolonged pressure on the skin. They can happen to anyone, but usually affect people confined to bed or who sit in a chair or wheelchair for…

Bladder infection

Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder, usually caused by a bladder infection. It's a common type of urinary tract infection (UTI), particularly in women, and is usually more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern. Mild cases will often get better by themselves within a…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Bowel incontinence

Bowel incontinence is an inability to control bowel movements, resulting in involuntary soiling. It's also sometimes known as faecal incontinence. The experience of bowel incontinence can vary from person to person. Some people feel a sudden need to go to the toilet but are unable…

Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Cancer

Be Clear on Cancer is a Department of Health (DH) campaign which aims to improve early diagnosis of certain cancers by raising awareness of symptoms and making it easier for people to discuss them with their GP. Be Clear on Cancer covers a range of cancers,…

Caring for someone with dementia at home

With the right support, someone who has dementia may be able to continue living at home for a long time. Although having dementia can reduce a person's ability to live independently, there is a variety of support available to help them. If you care for…

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems. This topic covers: How it works Uses…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…
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