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Health Matters

Welcome to our new website. You may have previously known us as ‘Southend Information Point (SHIP) Don’t worry we have all the same information as the old site.

Welcome to our information on health and health-related matters. We have packed this category full of details of local health-related services and details of Dentists and GPs near you. We have also included useful information on a range of health-related subjects, which may help you to understand your situation better and manage your condition more effectively.

In this category, you will find information about staying welll, both mentally and physiucally. We have included content from NHS Choices, details of local services, fitness clubs and many social and support groups.

If you are worried about your physical or mental health, or need help with a specific condition, always talk to your GP in the first instance. Your GP can refer you to specialist services if necessary. Alternatively, you can call the NHS non-emergency enquiry number, 111. 

We have included information about mental health issues, whether you are trying to live with a mental illness or helping someone else to do so. We've also provided information about some of the more common mental health conditions, and where to find support locally.

We have developed a Living Well page, which includes information on Exercise, Nutrition and Stop Smoking campaigns. We have included information about NHS Healthchecks.  If you have developed a long-term condition, you will find information about some of the most common ones here.  We have also included details of acute conditions, which are serious, though not long-term.

Information and support around Substant Misuse can be found by clicking the link provided.

We have a whole range of information for all members of the community, including Older adults. If therer is a resource that fits you, you'll find it here.