Self Help & Well being
On this page you will find a variety of resources to self manage your health and wellbeing.
Active 4 Health exercise referral programme
COPD classes are led by a wonderful instructor who has specialised in pulmonary rehab and is fully qualified to work with patients who have Asthma, COPD, Emphysema or other respiratory disease that causes ventilatory limitation. Patients with respiratory conditions can gain huge benefits from regular exercise, and our COPD classes provide them with plenty of support so they can exercise in a safe and effective manner.
Active 4 Health also offer a range of local community and greenspace based activities, such as Nordic walking, health walks, fresh air fitness classes, health cycle rides and an accessible cycling programme at Moors Valley. They also signpost patients to partner sites if most appropriate for their needs, these include: Two Riversmeet Christchurch, BH Live Corfe Mullen, BH Live Littledown, Ferndown Leisure Centre.
More information on the Active 4 Health programme can be found on the Dorset Council website by following this link:>>
The cost of the Active 4 Health exercise referral programme and entry level activities vary between sites. Contact us to arrange a discussion with one of our clinicians to determine if you are suitable for a referral.
NHS Sexual Health Dorset
For self referral and information on Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unplanned pregnancy, contraception, including emergency contraception.
Please follow this link to the Sexual Health Dorset website>>>
Steps to Wellbeing
Steps to Wellbeing are the local IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. Its a free, confidential NHS service for anyone aged 18+ who is registered at a GP surgery in Dorset or Southampton.
Please follow this link to their website for more information on how to access support>>>
Every year, 50 million visits to the GP are made for minor ailments that can be dealt with faster by visiting your local pharmacy instead.
Find out how your pharmacy can help by following this link>>>
Emergency Dental Care
For dental emergencies you should contact your registered dentist. They should have arrangements in place to provide emergency cover. If you require emergency treatment, you should contact NHS 111.
For further Help and Advice about emergency Dental Services please follow this link>>>
LiveWell Dorset supports you on your journey to a happier, healthier you through FREE advice and coaching. Want to become more active, lose weight, quit smoking or drink less alcohol? LiveWell Dorset offers support in different ways, so you can choose what works for you.
Find out more by visiting the LiveWell website>>>
Digital healthcare tools and technologies
Take a look at the Our Dorset library of digital health tools.
Our Dorset is made up of NHS organisations, councils, public services and voluntary and communtity partners working together.
The Our Dorset Digital team develop and embed digital healthcare tools and technologies to enable the people of Dorset to confidently manage their health, mental health, wellbeing and long-term conditions.
For more information about Our Dorset Digital and their library of Health and Care apps, visit the Our Dorset Digital web page by following this link:>>
The Our Dorset digital health library also includes video guides.
The videos provide information on a wide range of topics, including long term conditions, healthy living, and giving guidance on what to expect from hospital procedures. Follow this link to view these:>>