Health Information

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NHS

Health A-Z

Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.

Medicines A-Z

Find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

NHS Symptom Checker | Use the Right Service

If you’re not sure what condition you have, or how severe it is, you can use the NHS 111 symptom checker.

NHS screening – NHS

Screening is a way of finding out if people have a higher chance of having a health problem, so that early treatment can be offered or information given to help them make informed decisions.

Vaccinations

Find information for vaccinations, including the NHS vaccination schedule and travel vaccinations

Better Health – NHS

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.

Better Health – Start for Life

Welcome to Better Health – Start for Life. The place for trusted NHS advice and guidance to help you have a healthy and happy baby during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Better Health – Healthier Families

Welcome to the new home of Change4Life. We have a new name and look, but don’t worry – we’re still here to help you and your family eat better and move more.

Coronavirus

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

Long COVID

Most people with COVID-19 feel better within a few days or weeks of their first symptoms and make a full recovery within 12 weeks. For some people, symptoms can last longer.

Hospital Appointment Waiting Times

If you have been referred to the hospital by the GP, please click here to see the estimated waiting time.

Mental Health

Talking Saves Lives

18 people die by suicide every day in England and Wales, but help is out there.
There’s always someone to listen.

NHS talking therapies for anxiety and depression – NHS

Talking therapies, or psychological therapies, are effective and confidential treatments delivered by fully trained and accredited NHS practitioners. They can help if you’re struggling with things like feelings of depression, excessive worry, social anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Every Mind Matters – NHS

Find your little big thing for your mental health. There are little things we can all do to lift our mood or ease our anxiety – we need to find what works for us. This could be as simple as taking a walk in nature, prioritising our sleep or opening up to a friend. Our little thing, if we keep doing it, will make a big difference to how we feel.

WBSS – Walsall Bereavement Counselling

WBSS is a local charity providing specialist bereavement support to bereaved Walsall residents of any age. We offer an adult bereavement support service ‘Let’s Talk’ and a children/young people’s bereavement service THE SWING.

Children

Early Help – Walsall Council

Information about Walsall Council’s Early Help resources to support children and families who are struggling.

Pregnancy and Baby Guide

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.

Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

Health for Under 5s

For healthy happy early years. Support from trusted NHS professionals.

0-18 Years Online Resource

Online information helping parents and carers to keep their children safe and healthy.

Walsall Family Hubs

Walsall’s 4 Locality Family Hubs provide a welcoming space where children, young people aged 0-19 and up to 25 for those young people with additional needs and their families can go to get advice and support when they need it.

Holiday Activities Programme (HAF)

Walsall’s Holiday Activities and Food programme funded by the department of Education (DfE)

Health and Well-being Webinars

The presentations are hosted by staff from Walsall NHS School Nursing or Health Visiting teams. Each webinar is packed with helpful and reassuring advice, strategies and signposting to further support. Start exploring now, whether you’re a young person or a parent/carer we are here to lend a hand.

Parenting Support

As a parent, carer or grandparent you can access free online parenting programmes. 
These help you to understand more about your children’s development and help you to parent in sensitive ways that support your children. 

Disabilities

Blue Badge Scheme

If you’re disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge. 
You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child who’s disabled or has a health condition that affects their mobility.  

Thrive into Work

Thrive into Work offers one-to-one job finding support to people with health challenges.

Walsall Society for the Blind

Support, advice and information for people affected by sight loss.

SignHealth

The Deaf health charity

Zebra Access

Zebra Access is a Deaf-led charity dedicated to ensuring that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without communication barriers.

Other

Signposting Services

Signposting allows you to receive the right care, from the right person, when you need it. You can refer yourself to any of these services at any time.

Useful Smartphone Apps

Useful apps for your smartphone or tablet

Warmer Homes West Midlands

Free, impartial advice on your household energy. Supporting you to better heat your home and keep warm.

Warm Walsall

As the weather begins to get colder, we have developed a one point of access where residents, families and professionals can find a local venue which can offer people a warm hub to attend. They can meet new people, have a hot drink, fill a flask, and meet in a place which is welcoming and warm. 

Making Connections Walsall

Making Connections Walsall is a friendly service for residents of all ages in Walsall that aims to address loneliness, social isolation and to empower residents to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.

Find your nearest defibrillator

We provide up to date information on defibrillator locations across the UK, using data from The Circuit, the national defibrillator network. Enter your location to find the nearest defibrillators to you. Then simply click on the defibrillator icons for further information, such as availability, access information and directions.

Disclaimer: Please always dial 999 immediately in an emergency and they will direct you to your nearest defibrillator.