Health services

Local Brighton & Hove and national health organisations and services to include, GP’s, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, mental health services and much more. You can also visit NHS Choices to find services near you, or Healthwatch if you have any worries or concerns about a health service.

#HelpMyNHS

NHS services are there for you when you need them. But many people are using some services, such as A&E and their GP, with problems that could be treated elsewhere. This makes these services very busy and means you and others may have to wait longer to be treated. The NHS is doing everything it can to prepare for the extra pressures and demands over the busy winter months. You can #HelpMyNHS to give the best care by making sure you and your loved ones get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. This website helps you do this by highlighting where you can get medical treatment that is right for you.

It includes details on the alternative services to A&E and GPs, along with tips on using of GP appointments properly, taking steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as other services, such as pharmacists.

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Addaction

A national charity offering specialist mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, with free and confidential addiction services for adults and young people.

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Age UK Crisis Service- Level 2

Level 2 service offers support to older people to help increase confidence, prevent falls and maintain independent-living. This can involve a one-off visit to provide advice on preventing falls, or a number of regular visits over a period of weeks from a volunteer to help rebuild confidence and work towards self-selected goals.

Level 2 can also provide signposting to other voluntary services that can help with falls prevention and rehabilitation.

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Al-Anon Family Groups

A national group that provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. They do not offer advice or counselling, but members give each other understanding, strength and hope.

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Alateen

A national charity for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon. Alateen meetings are attended by 12-17 year olds. Meeting to share their experiences of having, or having had, a problem drinker in their lives . They help and support each other.

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