Two new community websites have been launched by Isle Help in association with Age Friendly Island, providing a wealth of information on local services and businesses:
LINKS FOR SELF HELP AND SUPPORT GROUPS:
Young people who are feeling down, anxious, stressed, confused or going through a tough time can now access free, anonymous 24/7 support from Big White Wall. It’s free for those aged 16-24 and living on the Isle of Wight.
Big White Wall provides safe, anonymous online support to help people take control and feel better. Members can share experiences in confidence, express themselves in words and images, and access a library of self-care resources, including clinical tests, tips and guided group programmes. Trained counsellors are online at all times to keep members safe and provide extra support.
Young people aged 16-24 and living on the Isle of Wight can access this 24/7 support by entering their postcode at www.bigwhitewall.com.
If you’d like to see more about how the service works, you can watch a short film here.
Sexual Health Services for all ages. Please contact 01983 534202/ SexualHealthApp@iow.nhs.uk for more information
Brain Tumour Support Group
The group is open to anyone who has been affected by a brain tumour, whether you are a patient, a family member, a friend or a carer. All are welcome.
http://www.thewightbrainybunch.org.uk/symptoms-awareness/what-is-a-brain-tumour/Healthcare Media offer a range of publications free of charge
Publications include: Relationship breakdown, Regaining your independence, Mobility advice, Pregnancy & parenthood, Looking after your health.www.impactonlife.comTips to help you stop smoking from Patient UKhttp://patient.info/health/tips-to-help-you-stop-smoking
The Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme is administered by the Council who use an independent doctor for assessments (not your GP). To find out more contact: