Self-care advice for common conditions

Take a look at our self help guides to see what you can do yourself to manage symptoms, or to get information about a condition.

Musculoskeletal & Psychology Services 

Our local physiotherapy/musculoskeletal and psychology services have a wealth of  self-help resources on their websites including information leaflets and exercise videos for common musculoskeletal conditions, and information about managing commonly experienced mental and emotional health issues. 

Both of these services accept Self-Referrals via their websites


Self-help guides

Please feel free to browse the self-help guides/information for many common General Practice conditions via this website. If you would like further help/guidance from one of our GP's/Nurses/Health Care Assistants then please consider submitting an online E-consultation  


Live Well 

Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing can be found on the NHS Live Well site

This site includes useful information about Exercise, Mental Well being, Diet and other links to local smoking cessation programs & alcohol support.


Cancer Awareness

Your next poo could save your life

If you receive a bowel screening kit, use it. You could stop cancer before it starts. 

Worried about cancer symptoms during the coronavirus pandemic?

Watch this video below:


Sleep Problems

Are you struggling with your sleep and not sure how to fix it?


Physical Activity in Islington Wards

There is a huge amount of physical activity on offer in Islington. 


Childhood illnesses

It can be extremely stressful when you or your child is unwell. We know that there is a huge amount of information available at your fingertips, but finding something that provides clear and accurate information is not always easy!

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The resources on the Healthier Together website have been developed in partnership between parents and healthcare professionals from across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. You'll find clear information on common  illnesses, including advice on what serious 'red-flag' signs to look out for, where to seek help if required, what you should do to keep comfortable and how long symptoms are likely to last.

Most importantly, the resources are used not only by parents but also by healthcare professionals. This means that you will receive consistently high quality care, irrespective of which healthcare provider you take them to see as their advice is likely to mirror that on the Healthier Together website. Reducing unnecessary variation between professionals improves the overall quality of care and reduces the anxiety that inconsistent advice can generate.