Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :


    Back pain       NHS Choices

                         Cold sores                           NHS Choices

Gingerbread -

The charity for single parent families. We provide expert advice and practical support for single mums and dads in England and Wales.

   Common            Cold        NHS Choices


NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

                          Insect bites                           NHS Choices

              Constipation  NHS Choices


NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet

RU Clear - free confidential testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea


                   Diarrhoea       NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)       NHS Choices


NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet


                      Earache    NHS Choices

                   Haemorrhoids                         NHS Choices  

                  Healthy minds                        Group therapy Stockport

         Hayfever  NHS Choices

                          Head lice                            NHS Choices

Cruise -

Offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies”

                         Headache       NHS Choices

       Heartburn & Indigestion               NHS Choices

Shelter -

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.

  Migraine           NHS Choices

Sore throat

NHS Choices

Information Leaflet

Macmillan -

Provide physical, emotional and financial support to help you live life as fully as you can following a cancer diagnosis

   Nappy rash     NHS Choices

              Sanctuary Self Help              Information Leaflet

Age UK -

Here for every older person. Online, at the end of the phone, in the local community, to open doors and give everyone a place to turn to.

          Sinusitis   NHS Choices

                    Nasal congestion                       NHS Choices


  Sleep - Information regarding sleep         workshops.                                                   1) Sleep   2) Sleep workshop

Sprains and strains

NHS Choices


Carers UK -

UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a supportive community and a movement for change.

 Warts and         Verruca’s                                             NHS Choices

              Stockport Stay Well                   Stay well

Family Lives -

Parenting and family support from Family Lives


Heel Pain  Drop in Clinic      

heel pain



Red Cross -

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are

Homestart -

Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times

How can I manage my common infection?

Common Infection Help

                     Tackling Dehydration

                     Tackling Dehydration

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