The Walsall Public Health commissioned smoking cessation services are under current review and we hope to be in a position to imminently confirm when a Smoking Cessation service will be re-instated.
Once this has been finalised, we will provide further communication to General Practices across Walsall. In the interim, practices are encouraged to utilise national and widely available resources, such as Smoke Free National Helpline.
Please follow this link for more information.
Cold weather toolkit
Download a toolkit that provides advice and pre-prepared materials that can be used to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.
Self Care Week
Self Care Week (15 – 21 November) is the annual UK-wide national awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self-care across communities, families and generations. The theme this year is ‘Practise Self Care for Life’ and its organiser, the Self Care Forum, has produced free resources to help with planning activities, including an 8 Point Plan.
Self Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to support people in their physical health and mental wellbeing - be part of the self-care movement. A series of fact sheets are also available to download, including one on Long COVID/Post COVID Syndrome. Take a look at the website or get in touch with the charity for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also subscribe to the newsletter.
Stress Awareness - The Stress Management Society
Stress is a much used (and abused) term these days. You frequently hear people say “I’m stressed” or “I’m depressed”, yet there is still much confusion about what these terms actually mean and how best to tackle them. But we know. We are the UK’s leading authority on stress management issues, which is why you will regularly hear us talking about this topic in the media.
For years, we’ve been empowering individuals to take charge of their wellbeing through our workshops, guides and regular updates. We also act as a trusted advisor for many companies such as British Airways, Standard Life and Shell, guiding them through the mental wellbeing solution maze.
For more information (including resources to help identify and manage stress) please visit www.stress.org.uk
Self-care management programme
What does the Self-Management Service offer you?
- Self Care Management Programme for people living with long term health conditions
- Looking After Me course for carers
Please visit walsallccg.nhs.uk/stay-well-walsall/self-care for details.
Self Care Button Board
A number of minor illnesses can be treatable through Self Care within the comfort of your own home. Find the issue that you feel you are experiencing and press the button. This will take you onto a Condition Specific page informing you on the dos and don’ts of your problem, and how to manage it effectively.
Click here to view the Self Care Button Board.
3 ways to get moving when you have diabetes
If you’re living with diabetes and looking for new ways to move more in your day-to-day life, you can:
- Call Diabetes UK’s Physical Activity Helpline for practical and supportive advice that’s specific to you.
- Join 10 weeks of free online physical activity classes Our Get Moving courses, run by Diabetes UK’s Coordinators, are for people doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week.
- Visit diabetes.org.uk/get-moving to get inspired and download your free guide to help you plan your physical activity.
Every movement matters and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
To get in touch with the Physical Activity Helpline Advisor or to book onto an online Get Moving course:
Call: 0345 123 2399
Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm