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Ask Your Pharmacist - Examine Your Options

The ‘Examine Your Options’ campaign has been developed to alleviate pressure on A&E departments by directing people to alternative health services such as walk in centres, NHS111, nhs.uk, pharmacies, GP and GP out-of-hours.This year, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group wants to increase awareness with the public of the range…

Anger

Everybody feels angry at one time or another, usually this will be caused by a particular situation or event and isn’t a frequent or common occurrence. Sometimes however, people can constantly feel on edge and close to losing their temper. This can become a problem…

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a condition where you have a lot of energy that you struggle to expel. This might make it difficult for you to concentrate and to control your behaviour; you might do or say things impulsively, without thinking. ADD,…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD you might think or picture something bad happening and so to stop this happening you might feel the need to do things again and again, such as washing your hands or…

Healthy Eating & Exercise

Healthy eating and getting regular physical exercise are key to maintaining positive wellbeing as well as keeping your body healthy; our physical health and mental health are closely linked, so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and general wellbeing. Exercise Exercise could…

Self Harm

Self-harm is when an individual chooses to hurt themselves or make themselves feel pain in some way, this could be through cutting, burning or by doing things such as drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. If you are self-harming this may be because there…

'Couch to 5K got me off the sofa'

Laura, 27, hadn't done any exercise for 10 years when she came across the Couch to 5K plan. Here's her story of the nine weeks that took her literally from her living room sofa to running 5km. If I was to pinpoint one thing that put me off…