Care & Support

Click on the pages below to find out further information and advice on your health and wellbeing.

Adult social care and health

If you are finding it difficult to look after yourself and manage everyday tasks, you can contact us to discuss your care and support needs. The discussion will identify: if ... [continue] Adult social care and health

Alcohol consumption

Please complete this short questionnaire so we can assess your alcohol consumption rate and offer you advice if necessary. For further information please visit the NHS website here

Andy’s Man Club

Andy’s Man Club is a men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. They want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health ... [continue] Andy’s Man Club

Are you entitled to free prescriptions?

NHS Help with Health Costs Some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions. Who gets help The ... [continue] Are you entitled to free prescriptions?

Armed Forces community support

Support for the Armed Forces community including veterans and their families COURAGE provides specialist care and support for Service-leavers, Reservists, Veterans and their families. Their experts understand the Armed Forces ... [continue] Armed Forces community support

Asthma

Asthma is a long-term condition for many people, particularly if it first develops when you’re an adult. If it developed in childhood, it sometimes goes away or improves during the teenage ... [continue] Asthma

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteers and company representatives for visual assistance through a live video call. Get the Be ... [continue] Be My Eyes

Bereavement support

The death of someone close to you may be the most devastating and overwhelming experience that will ever happen to you. There are several organisations there to support you through ... [continue] Bereavement support

Blood pressure

Find links to information about blood pressure below. Find a pharmacy that offers free blood pressure checks – NHS (www.nhs.uk) Check your blood pressure reading – NHS (www.nhs.uk) High blood ... [continue] Blood pressure

BMI healthy weight calculator

Use the NHS calculator here to check your body mass index (BMI) to find out if you’re a healthy weight. You can use your BMI result as a starting point ... [continue] BMI healthy weight calculator

Breast screening

Regular breast screening can find breast cancer before you notice any signs or symptoms. You can find out more about breast screening and what to expect on the NHS website. ... [continue] Breast screening

Cervical screening info

What is cervical screening? Cervical screening looks for a virus in the cervix. For a very small number of women the virus can be serious and cause cervical cancer. Why ... [continue] Cervical screening info

Children’s Health Matters: Winter Health

Winter is here, and we know how worrying it can be when your child is unwell, which is why we’ve launched our Children’s Health Matters campaign. Our aim is to ... [continue] Children’s Health Matters: Winter Health

Children’s Healthier Eating

A healthy, balanced diet helps children achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and research shows children who stay a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, ... [continue] Children’s Healthier Eating

Dementia support

Support for People living with Dementia and their carers Dementia Adventure are currently running a pilot in Essex for a new service offering Supported Days Out for people living dementia and their ... [continue] Dementia support

Diabetic eye screening

Diabetes is the second largest cause of preventable blindness in adults, so don’t lose sight of your screening appointment and miss the wonders of the world. From 1st April 2024, ... [continue] Diabetic eye screening

Ear wax removal

Our Practice no longer offers ear wax removal on the NHS. This is something that can often be self-managed, however there are not many private providers offering this service. Please ... [continue] Ear wax removal

Essex Wellbeing Service Weight Loss Courses

Essex Wellbeing Service believe in helping people to #LoseWeightHappily. This consists of positive, motivational and educational solutions to help you lose weight for good. “We completely empathise that losing weight ... [continue] Essex Wellbeing Service Weight Loss Courses

Find your active

It’s time to celebrate movement! By finding the right activity, and having fun whilst doing it, will help you lead a healthy lifestyle, and it doesn’t matter what your age ... [continue] Find your active

Forever active sessions

Rebuild strength and confidence with Forever Active sessions Activities are suitable for beginners and take place across Chelmsford and the surrounding area. Activities include: Seated exercise Gentle Yoga Carpet bowls ... [continue] Forever active sessions

getUBetter App

Do you have a joint or muscle problem? Please use the FREE getUBetter app designed and written by your local clinicians in Mid Essex. It offers local tips, advice, and ... [continue] getUBetter App

GoodGym Chelmsford

If you haven’t heard of us, we’re a group of local residents who run, walk, or cycle to help out community projects and older people in Chelmsford. You can find ... [continue] GoodGym Chelmsford

Hayfever

Hay Fever, also known as Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, is an allergic reaction to pollens. The symptoms are like colds and other upper respiratory infections but do not disappear in the ... [continue] Hayfever

Health and wellbeing support

If you are looking for support with your wellbeing please contact Essex Wellbeing Service Call 0300 303 9988 or email provide.essexwellbeing@nhs.net Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm Saturday ... [continue] Health and wellbeing support

Healthy Start Vouchers

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. If you’re eligible, you’ll ... [continue] Healthy Start Vouchers

Hearing aid support service

Did you know that your hearing aid needs cleaning and re-tubing every 4 to 6 months? If you have hearing aids issued by a local NHS audiology service, our friendly ... [continue] Hearing aid support service

Heart and Sole walks

Heart and Sole is a free health walk scheme, run by volunteers with support from Chelmsford City Sports Community Sport and Wellbeing Team. They run regular led walks all across ... [continue] Heart and Sole walks

Helpful contacts

Debt and financial support Citizens Advice Chelmsford: www.chelmsfordcab.org for benefits, business, health, housing, work, debt and money management courses, free independent legal advice 01245 205 656 CA Support to apply ... [continue] Helpful contacts

High cholesterol

High cholesterol is when you have too much cholesterol in your blood, which can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Get the facts about high cholesterol, ... [continue] High cholesterol

HRT pre-payment certificate

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) If you pay for NHS prescribed HRT medicine 3 or more times in 12 months, an HRT PPC could save you ... [continue] HRT pre-payment certificate

Date published: 5th November, 2021
Date last updated: 5th November, 2021