Wellbeing support

Cancer support

Mets Café Support Group

Do you have incurable cancer of any type?
Would you like to meet others in a safe space to create a supportive, local community?

The Group meets on the first Monday of the month, commencing at 1pm until 3pm at Cancer Support Yorkshire, Daisy House Farm, 44 Smith Lane, Bradford BD9 6DA

If you would like to attend, please just come along.

Telephone: 01274 272519

Mobile: 07415301709

Email: amanda.procter@bthft.nhs.uk

Carers

Carers’ Resource

Carers’ Resource provides support for carers, no matter what their age, race, religion or needs. Follow the links to discover what support we can offer you as a carer, or as someone who might work with carers.

We deliver services in Bradford, Craven, Harrogate and Selby Districts.

Telephone Bradford: 01274 449660

Website: www.carersresource.org

Carers’ Support Services

Carers’ Resource gives emotional and practical support to carers across the Bradford district. A carer is anyone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability.

We are trained to help via one-to-one discussions, form-filling, information about who else can help, employment and training advice, planning for emergencies, and advice on maintaining wellbeing so carers can carry on caring. We also run groups and events for carers to socialise and support one another in a relaxed setting.

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Carers Resource – Self Referral

If you are a carer for a relative, friend or neighbour, please register with the carer’s resource for help and support.

Website: www.carersresource.org/contact/carer-self-referral

Carers Leeds

Carers Leeds is an independent charity that gives support, advice and information to unpaid carers aged 16 and over.

Facebook: CarersLeeds

Twitter: @CarersLeeds

Carers Advice Line: 0113 380 4300

Website: www.carersleeds.org.uk

Email: advice@carersleeds.org.uk

Child health

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a new way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live.

Website: localoffer.bradford.gov.uk/

Email: fis@bradford.gov.uk

Children’s Services – Bradford

Our children’s services provide a streamlined service for children from 0-19 years.

Website: www.bdct.nhs.uk

Vaccination planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Download from: NHS: Vaccination Schedule

Kooth

Supporting young people with emotional wellbeing and / or emerging mental health problems

A new online counselling and support service for young people aged 11 to 18 years is now available in Bradford district and Craven. The online service, called Kooth, provides safe, anonymous online support for young people with emotional wellbeing needs or emerging mental health issues.

The service aims to provide an early response to, and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems, leading to improved well-being, prevention of symptom escalation and provision of the right care at the right time. It is intended for children and young people with emotional wellbeing and/or emerging mental health problems, many of whom will require a low level/targeted/short-term intervention. It also aims to engage with children and young people who may be hard to reach and who may not engage with services through traditional routes.

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: NHS: Visual Guide for Childhood illnesses

Community groups

DIVA Bradford

DIVA Bradford brings together information on voluntary and community sector groups from across Bradford District in a single searchable directory.

Find a Community Group.

Meetups in Bradford

Meetup brings people together to create thriving communities.

Website: meetup.com

COPD support

myCOPD App

As you will be aware the NHS is under extreme pressure as it tries to tackle the current COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, patients are being asked to stay at home and many non-urgent appointments and services are not running as normal.

It is,however, important that you continue to monitor and manage your COPD. I am writing to offer you access to the myCOPDapp as featured on the NHS app library.

myCOPD can help you to

  • Learn how to better manage your COPD
  • Monitor your COPD symptoms
  • Perfect your inhaler technique
  • View pollution and weather forecasting
  • Complete an online exercise program
  • And much more!

It is easy to use and can be accessed on almost any device that connects to the internet, including smart-phones, laptops, tablets, and even smart TVs.

Depression, anxiety & stress

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.

Website: kooth.com

Kooth

Supporting young people with emotional wellbeing and / or emerging mental health problems

A new online counselling and support service for young people aged 11 to 18 years is now available in Bradford district and Craven. The online service, called Kooth, provides safe, anonymous online support for young people with emotional wellbeing needs or emerging mental health issues.

The service aims to provide an early response to, and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems, leading to improved well-being, prevention of symptom escalation and provision of the right care at the right time. It is intended for children and young people with emotional wellbeing and/or emerging mental health problems, many of whom will require a low level/targeted/short-term intervention. It also aims to engage with children and young people who may be hard to reach and who may not engage with services through traditional routes.

Bradford Counselling Services

Bradford Counselling Services is a professional voluntary sector organisation. We offer confidential counselling for people aged 13 and over. We provide a friendly and safe environment.

Telephone: 01274 733 080

Website: www.bradfordcounsellingservices.org.uk

First Response

First Response service offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages living in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven experiencing a mental health crisis.

Telephone: 01274 221181

Website: www.bdct.nhs.uk/services/first-response

Women’s Specific Services

Together Women Project (TWP) provide a comprehensive needs assessment, referral and support for women accessing the service who present with issues relating to; Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Poverty / Debt and Benefit advice
Parenting, Health and Wellbeing (Including healthy eating / physical health), Substance Misuse, Education and Employment issues

A TWP member of staff can assess individuals and support women into further services which include; Counselling, 1-1 Key Worker support which incorporates all of the above, Abstinence course and support, Domestic violence risk management including the Freedom Programme, Healthy Eating, Access to physical activity through our project funding by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Food and Clothes Banks

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Young People’s Mental Health Clinics

Mind in Bradford provides one-to- one and group work for young people aged 14 to 25 years, (people under the age of 16 will need a parent or guardian accompanying them to appointments), experiencing difficulties with their mental & emotional wellbeing. The purpose of the service is to provide early intervention around recognising and valuing positive mental wellbeing. The sessions work by equipping and teaching strategies to self-manage early signs of mental health problems by raising awareness.

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

Mind in Bradford provide one-to-one support to people who present at the GP surgery due to a decline in their mental health and wellbeing. The service offers up to three sessions of support with the aim of gaining a full understanding of the issues and challenges the patient is faced with on a daily basis, which in turn could be a contributing factor to a decline in their mental wellbeing. Following this an action plan will be created with the patient and they will be encouraged to take ownership and self-manage their mental health. The Mental Health Support Worker will signpost appropriately to aid the patients journey to recovery.

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

MIND in Bradford

We provide information and support to anyone experiencing mental or emotional health problems, primarily throughout Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.

Telephone: 01274 730 815 

Website: www.mindinbradford.org.uk

Email: admin@mindinbradford.org.uk

GR8 Minds

Support tools for young people’s wellbeing and mental health.

Website: http://wacalliance.co.uk/gr8-minds/

Step 2

Step 2 offers a range of services to young people in schools, community sessions and through outreach, offering services to young people individually, in groups or in whole class settings.

Telephone: 01274 683118

Text: 07985 127097

Website: www.step2.org.uk

Email: pauline@step2.org.uk

Young People’s Counselling Service

Step 2 offer a person centered counselling service aimed at young people aged 16 to 25 years who experience a broad range of emotional health issues. Our counsellors have experience of working with a range of issues, including abuse, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, gender issues, a range of relationship problems, bullying, isolation, loneliness and anxiety. The project will offer person centred therapeutic sessions which will be 50 minutes in length. We will initially offer young people six sessions, after which progress can be reviewed and can be extended if necessary, in order to meet individual need.

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

MyWellbeing College

MyWellbeing College is a free NHS service to help people manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress.

Website: bmywellbeingcollege.nhs.uk

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Suicide Prevention

View the Suicide Prevention Leaflet (pdf)

Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Education

There are a number of Diabetes education courses that we are able to refer our patients to.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment

Diabetes Leaflet (pdf)

NHS Diabetes Advice helpline

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.

The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.

Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.

You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 09:00am-18:00pm.

Drugs and alcohol

Drinkaware Online Tools & Apps

Online trackers and apps from Drinkaware to help you avoid harm from alcohol.

Download from: www.drinkaware.co.uk

One You Days Off – Mobile App

The One You Days Off app is a simple and easy way to track the days you drink alcohol and the days you don’t.

Download from: Google Play: One You Days Off

Download from: iTunes: One You Days Off

Women’s Specific Services

Together Women Project (TWP) provide a comprehensive needs assessment, referral and support for women accessing the service who present with issues relating to; Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Poverty / Debt and Benefit advice
Parenting, Health and Wellbeing (Including healthy eating / physical health), Substance Misuse, Education and Employment issues

A TWP member of staff can assess individuals and support women into further services which include; Counselling, 1-1 Key Worker support which incorporates all of the above, Abstinence course and support, Domestic violence risk management including the Freedom Programme, Healthy Eating, Access to physical activity through our project funding by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Food and Clothes Banks

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 917 7650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

New Directions

New Directions is a free and confidential drug and alcohol recovery service for adults (including offenders), families and concerned others in Bradford.

Telephone: 01274 296023

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

Email: Bradford.Info@cgl.org.uk

Project 6

Project 6 is an award winning voluntary sector drug and alcohol charity based in Keighley, West Yorkshire and Sheffield. Our core purpose is to reduce the harms caused by substance use and multiple complex needs to individuals, families and communities.

Telephone: 01535 610180

Website: project6.org.uk

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

Elderly care

Age UK Bradford & District

Age UK Bradford & District supports and enables people in the following areas:

– Information and Advice
– Wellbeing and Engagement
– Integrated Care

Facebook: AgeUKBradfordDistrict

Twitter: @ageukbradford

Telephone: 01274 391190

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4708 090

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Financial welfare

Welfare and Benefits Advice Service

Our advice service offers telephone and face to face appointments with a worker giving independent, confidential, impartial advice. Advisors will discuss issues, set priorities and give quality assured generalist non-caseworker advice. Telephone appointments are also offered on a triage system to signpost patients on to a face to face appointment or further signposting. We cover patient issues requiring basic advice only and/or signposting to other VCS provision.

Advice could include benefits checks, letter reading, correspondence to third parties and form filling.

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Women’s Specific Services

Together Women Project (TWP) provide a comprehensive needs assessment, referral and support for women accessing the service who present with issues relating to; Domestic Violence, Mental Health, Poverty / Debt and Benefit advice
Parenting, Health and Wellbeing (Including healthy eating / physical health), Substance Misuse, Education and Employment issues

A TWP member of staff can assess individuals and support women into further services which include; Counselling, 1-1 Key Worker support which incorporates all of the above, Abstinence course and support, Domestic violence risk management including the Freedom Programme, Healthy Eating, Access to physical activity through our project funding by the Yorkshire Sport Foundation, Food and Clothes Banks

To book an appointment please contact the practice.

Keeping people and children safe

Bradford Survive and Thrive

Staying put, DVS, women centre and family action are joining together to help families who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. Together we can give you the right support at the right time, to make you safe sooner, and help your family to recover and heal.

In an emergency dial 999

Telephone: 0808 2800 999

Bradford Council Safeguarding Adults

If you think an adult is at risk of abuse or you are worried that someone might be abused raise your concern at: online.bradford.gov.uk

In an emergency dial 999

Telephone: 01274 431077

Email: safeguarding.adults@bradford.gov.uk

Learning disabilities

Bradford Talking Media

BTM is an organisation that is passionate about making information accessible to as many people as possible.

Telephone: 01274 848150

Website: www.btm.org.uk

Easy Read Leaflet – Sugar

Keeping an eye on sugar: Easy Read Leaflet – Sugar (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Cervical Screening

Going for a Cervical Screening Test: Easy Read Leaflet – Cervical Screening (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Heart Health

Keep an eye on your heart; blood pressure, cholesterol level and body mass index: Easy Read Leaflet – Heart health (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – STIs

Understanding sexually transmitted infections: Easy Read Leaflet – STIs (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Breast Screening

Going for breast screening: Easy Read Leaflet – Breast Screening (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Use Of Olive Oil Spray

Care Plan For Use Of Olive Oil Spray: Easy Read Leaflet – Use Of Olive Oil Spray (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Swabbing

Having swabs taken; information for patients: Easy Read Leaflet – Swabbing (pdf)

13 Videos For Carers

Videos For Carers (Families, Staff, Friends, Advocates) of People with Learning Disabilities

The overall playlist can be found at Videos for Carers (Families, Staff, Friends, Advocates) of People with Learning Disabilities (youtube.com)

Introduction to videos for carers of people with learning disabilities

https://youtu.be/AQ0KQcYza6c

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities to introduce the series of videos we have created and help carers identify which videos may be useful for them to watch. The series includes some videos which are aimed at the wellbeing of the people you care for, and some which focus on your own wellbeing.

What is Anxiety and Advice for Trying Strategies with the Person You Care For

https://youtu.be/HlEdfWlogPU

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities to help identify what anxiety is and how they might notice this in the people they care for. It includes advice for carers on supporting people with learning disabilities to manage their anxiety and finding the ways to do this that are most suited to them.

Talking Together About Coronavirus

https://youtu.be/hKl_LCWuo18

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities to consider how to discuss and communicate aspects of coronavirus to those you care for. The video will provide useful strategies and tips to make talking together about coronavirus helpful, safe and positive. It may help to also watch the videos in our series: ‘Carers video – anxiety techniques for you’ and ‘Supporting the person you care for: Anxiety about Coronavirus’ for further ideas about how to support yourself and those you care for, in relation to coronavirus.

Supporting the Person You Care For: Anxiety about coronavirus

https://youtu.be/z7p2R0wbx5U

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities and focuses on how to recognise anxiety in the person with learning disabilities that you support.  It gives some techniques to use with people with learning disabilities.

Supporting the Person You Care For: Breathing, mindfulness and relaxation techniques

https://youtu.be/MjwhFHPqoYk

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities and focuses on the specific anxiety management techniques that we have recommended for people with learning disabilities. The video includes why these techniques might be helpful and things to consider when supporting the person you care for to try them out. The videos of the specific techniques that are referred to are:

  • Balloon Breathing Exercise
  • The 5 Seconds Breathing Exercise
  • Breathing Exercise Using Your Imagination
  • How to Relax the Muscles in Your Body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in Your Body 2
  • Explaining Mindfulness and the Five Things Exercise
  • The My Relaxing Place Exercise

Supporting Others to Structure their day

https://youtu.be/M6bXrzWqXYE

Supporting others to structure their day: As many things are cancelled and everyone’s routine is disrupted at the minute, people with Learning Disabilities and their carers may be left feeling stressed, overwhelmed and anxious. This video gives some suggestions on how carers could help the person they support to structure their day or week during lockdown. It may be useful to use this in conjunction with the other activity scheduling videos in this series, such as ‘Bordeom Busters’ and ‘How to plan my day’ aimed at people with Learning Disabilities.

Carers Video: Anxiety techniques for you

https://youtu.be/n0AZ-GW0cRY

This video is for carers of people with learning disabilities to think about the importance of managing your own wellbeing in order to continue to provide the best support to the people that you care for. It includes a guided imagery mindfulness exercise called “Leaves on a stream” for carers to try.

Carers Video: Maintaining wellbeing through a varied routine

https://youtu.be/VRRLzx0f0Ys

During these challenging times, relatives and carers of someone with a Learning Disability may be feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the increased pressures of caring with reduced resources available. This video gives some advice on how relatives or carers could decrease stress by having a balance of activities that promote self-care.

Carers Video: Managing worries about illness or death

https://youtu.be/XX_MRPlcSQw

This video aims to reduce any anxiety carers may have about talking about illness or death with the person with learning disabilities they support. It includes some tips on how to approach these difficult conversations and provides some resources which can support with this.

Relationships 1: Living together at home during lockdown

https://youtu.be/v3WvexQTaYw

This video has been developed to support carers who are living at home with a person with learning disabilities during the pandemic. It highlights some of the challenges that they may be facing during this period as well as introducing tips and suggestions to managing life whilst living together.  The video makes reference to another video which may be relevant for carers who experience anxiety (insert link for Video 7  carers video- anxiety techniques).

The video recommends using the following handout to think about ways of talking together as a family.

Relationships 2: Living apart during lockdown

https://youtu.be/Wha4ZCqPayk

This video has been developed to support carers who are living apart from their loved one with a learning disability during the pandemic. It highlights some of the difficulties that you may be experiencing during this period as well as introducing tips and suggestions to manage life whilst living apart from a person with a learning disability.

Understanding Behaviours that Challenge

https://youtu.be/PerVHeYCQjI

This video has been developed to support carers of people with learning disabilities who may be displaying behaviours that challenge. It discusses the possible reasons behind why someone may display behaviours that challenge, as well as providing an overview of the Positive Behaviour Support framework and how it can be used to support someone presenting with heightened distress. Examples of proactive strategies to support the person are discussed.

Bereavement

https://youtu.be/nEcLPE5ceIA

This video aims to help family members or carers who may be worried about how to explain the death of someone close to the person who they support. It includes some tips on how to approach these difficult conversations and provides some resources which can help you with this as well as how to support them to manage their feelings.

There are other videos focusing on supporting carers of people with learning disabilities that may be of interest to you as well as other videos designed for the person with a Learning Disability: (insert links to the playlist of other videos in this series)

Easy Read Leaflet – STOMP

Stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both: Read the Easy Read Leaflet – STOMP (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Constipation

Understanding constipation is a leaflet made by those who need accessible information working with BTM: Easy Read Leaflet – Constipation (pdf)

How to use the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Kit: Easy Read Leaflet – Bowel Cancer Screening (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes: Easy Read Leaflet – Diabetes (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Contraception

A guide to using contraception: Easy Read Leaflet – Contraception (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Flu

A guide to Flu: Easy Read Leaflet – Flu (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – COVID & Mental Health

Protect yourself and others from coronavirus; looking after your mental health: Easy Read Leaflet – COVID & Mental Health (pdf)

Easy Read Leaflet – Why we wear PPE

Easy Read Leaflet – Video Consultations

Video consulting with your NHS, a quick guide for patients: Easy Read Leaflet – Video Consultations (pdf)

20 Videos For People With Learning Disabilities

Video Library

The overall playlist can be found here Coronavirus: information for people with Learning Disabilities (youtube.com).

Explaining Coronavirus for People with Learning Disabilities

https://youtu.be/X5BiTc5RgK0

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand what is coronavirus, how it can spread from person to person, and what restrictions are in place.  It may help to also watch the video ‘Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities’.

I think I have Coronavirus

https://youtu.be/pDCYJbUVoJA

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand what happens if they think they might have coronavirus.  It may help to also watch the video  ‘Explaining Coronavirus for People with Learning Disabilities’ and ‘Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities’.

Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities

https://youtu.be/VcP7JeFOARc

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand about social distancing.  It may help to first watch the video ‘Explaining Coronavirus for People with Learning Disabilities’.

Anxiety and Your Body

https://youtu.be/NjxZW6S-efg

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand about anxiety and what the person may feel if they are feeling anxious or worried.  This is the first of a series of videos that will explain anxiety and give some practical ways of helping with anxiety.  We suggest that you watch the ‘5 things to do when feeling anxious’ video next, and then try some of the exercises in the following videos:

  • 5 seconds breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

5 things to do when feeling anxious

https://youtu.be/NOmXmNNPJ0s

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand what to do when they are feeling anxious or worried.  This is the second in a series of videos that explain anxiety and give some practical ways of helping with anxiety.  We suggest that you watch the ‘Anxiety and Your Body’ video first, and then try some of the exercises in the following videos:

  • 5 seconds breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

5 seconds breathing exercise

https://youtu.be/qn9jN1unfc8

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a simple breathing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

Balloon breathing exercise

https://youtu.be/00iHsmjsEW8

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a simple breathing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 seconds breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

Breathing exercise using your imagination

https://youtu.be/Yc_81mg_1nk

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a simple breathing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 second breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise

https://youtu.be/z5IxpsO7jjg

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a simple breathing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 second breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • My relaxing place exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

My relaxing place exercise

https://youtu.be/RnvTdix7x6w

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a simple breathing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 second breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 1
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your body 2

How to Relax the Muscles in Your Body 1

https://youtu.be/et0zl7adhjg

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a muscle tensing and relaxing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 second breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My Relaxing Place
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your Body 2

How to Relax the Muscles in Your Body 2

https://youtu.be/WD2afScqoBs

This video is for people with learning disabilities who may be anxious or worried.  It demonstrates a muscle tensing and relaxing exercise that they can learn and put into practice to make them feel more relaxed.  This is one of a number of different videos showing different relaxation techniques.  It may be that one of the other techniques may work better, so please try them all and choose the ones that the person likes the best.  The others in the series are:

  • 5 second breathing exercise
  • Balloon breathing exercise
  • Breathing exercise using your imagination
  • Explaining mindfulness and the 5 things exercise
  • My Relaxing Place
  • How to Relax the Muscles in your Body 1

Boredom Busters

https://youtu.be/3uGNYz3evGo

This video is for people with learning disabilities to give lots of ideas of things that they can do to fill their day whilst day and leisure activities are closed.  It may help to also watch the video ‘How Do I Plan My Day’ to think about how to put these activities into a daily or weekly schedule.  Our Occupational Therapy newsletter contains ideas for new activities each week. To request a copy of this please email Sarah Hewes at sarah.hewes@sabp.nhs.uk

How Do I Plan My Day

https://youtu.be/1AbwesOeUIU

This video is for people with learning disabilities to give ideas on how to plan their time whilst day and leisure activities are closed.  It will help the person to develop either a daily or weekly schedule using the suggestions shown in the ‘Boredom Busters’ video.  A template for a timetable and further activity ideas can be found in the OT newsletter. To request a copy of this please email Sarah Hewes at sarah.hewes@sabp.nhs.uk

Explaining the New Normal for People with Learning Disabilities

https://youtu.be/Tg2en7PD-Q8

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand the changes that are happening in the community because of coronavirus like social distancing, wearing gloves and face masks, getting swab tests, and social isolation. It may also help to watch the videos “Explaining Social Distancing for People with Learning Disabilities”, “I Think I Have Coronavirus”, “Getting a Swab Test”, and “How Shops are Different”.

How Shops are different

https://youtu.be/mQitAw_uF_0

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help understand how shops will be different because of the coronavirus. It may help to also watch the video “Explaining the New Normal for People with Learning Disabilities” to find out what other things may be different.

Having a Swab Test Taken

https://youtu.be/iEGnsy_ABJo

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand what happens when they are asked to have a swab test for coronavirus.  It shows how a swab test is undertaken.

Wearing Masks

https://youtu.be/l8PBRqITN5A

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand about wearing face masks.

Managing Feelings after somebody has died

https://youtu.be/Rqnmx8q_Qsk

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand and manage their feelings after somebody has died.  It helps to explain what you may be feeling and things that you can do to help manage your feelings.

Explaining a local lockdown for people with learning disabilities

https://youtu.be/jPZYpheYLWQ

This video is for people with learning disabilities to help them understand what is meant by a ‘local lockdown’.  It talks in general terms about why this might happen and some of the restrictions that may apply to a local area.

Maternity

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Sexual health

Shipley Sexual Health Clinic

Drop-in clinic on Thursday afternoons from 4pm until 5.30pm (Except 3rd Thursday every month).

Bookable appointments for coils and implants available.

SH:24

SH:24 provides free and confidential sexual and reproductive health services 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 07860 041 233

Website: sh24.org.uk

Email: sh24.info@nhs.net

Order a Free test kit: sh24.org.uk/orders/new

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Wyke TEEN Choice (WTC)

Contraception clinic for patients aged 16 or under: Drop in clinic every Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm (no appointment necessary*).

Services available include:

  • Advice
  • Free Condoms
  • Contraception
  • Implant Fit/Removal
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Emergency Contraception

Yorkshire MESMAC

We have offices in Leeds, York, North Yorkshire, Bradford, Wakefield, Rotherham and Hull.

All of our offices provide:

– Free, rapid and confidential HIV testing
– Condoms and lubricant
– Consultancy
– Counselling
– Information and resources
– Meeting rooms and training space
– Outreach to the commercial gay scene, cruising areas and public toilets
– Support for individuals and community groups
– Training

Telephone: 01274 395815

Website: www.mesmac.co.uk

Email: bradford@mesmac.co.uk

Location:
28 Chapel Street
Little Germany
Bradford
BD1 5DN

Locala Sexual Health

We offer friendly, free and confidential sexual health services at locations across Bradford.

Facebook: Locala-Sexual-Health

Twitter: @Locala_SafeSex

Telephone: 030 3330 9500

Website: www.locala.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PublicHealthEngland

Stop smoking

Bradford District Stop Smoking Service

Bradford District Stop Smoking Service offer a personal service that helps you to quit using the method that’s right for you and are an e-cigarette friendly service.

Telephone: 01274 437700

Website: How can I quit smoking? (bradford.gov.uk)

Email: stopsmokingservice@bradford.gov.uk

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

NHS Smokefree

NHS Smokefree have got loads of support to help you quit, so choose what’s right for you.

Facebook: NHSSmokefree

Twitter: @nhssmokefree

Website: www.nhs.uk/smokefree

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: Google Play: NHS Smokefree

Download from: iTunes: NHS Smokefree

Weight management

Am I a Healthy Weight?

Calculation your BMI using this NHS Choices Tool

Website: NHS: BMI Calculator

Health Improvement Bradford

Health Improvement Bradford offer a range of services to support you or your child achieve a healthier weight.

Telephone: 01274 435387

Website:  How can I manage my weight? (bradford.gov.uk)

Email: HealthImprovement@bradford.gov.uk

Weight Watchers Bradford

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatcherslocal.co.uk

One You Couch to 5K – Mobile App

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Download from: Google Play: One You Couch to

Download from: iTunes: One You Couch to

One You Easy Meals – Mobile App

The free Easy Meals app is a great way to eat foods that are healthier for you. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to help get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration.

Download from: Google Play: One You Easy Meals

Download from: iTunes: One You Easy Meals

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk