We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
Common ailments that can be self managed :
For children and young people - advice for parents/carers
Below are some additional help sheets for conditions that have been created specifically for parents and carers
Asthma/Wheeze Advice Sheet (for children and young people aged 1 year and older)
Bronchiolitis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 2 years)
Diarrhoea and/or Vomiting Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)
Fever Advice Sheet (for children younger than 5 years)
Head Injury Advice Sheet
Sepsis Advice Sheet (for children younger than 12 years)
Understanding Your Teenager's Behaviour - The next course is confirmed for the autumn term, taking place on Tuesdays in Horsham from mid-October for six weeks.
Did you know you can now refer yourself to physiotherapy at Horsham Hospital for musculoskeletal conditions?
Please refer yourself by clicking here or alternatively pick up a paper form from the surgery reception.
Sussex MSK Partnership
If you wish to contact this service, telephone: 0300 303 8063. On calling the service you will be provided with several options which will direct you through to the necessary pathway for referral.
Find It Out Centre and Youth Emotional Support Service - for teenagers / young adults
Did you know there is a Find It Out Centre in Horsham for patients aged 16-25 looking for:
- careers advice
- education (access to college prospectuses and help with applications)
- employment and training (how to write a CV or search for jobs or apprenticeships)
- family and relationships (talk through a personal problem or get advice on sex and relationships)
- health advice (diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol)
- housing and homelessness (how to access local housing services)
- advice on how to get legal help and what to do if you are a victim of crime
- personal finance and the benefits you may be entitled to
- access free emotional support from the YES Service
Visit: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/life/finditout-centres/horsham-finditout-centre/ for more information
Youth Emotional Support (YES) Service - for patients aged 11-18
This is a free service for young people aged 11-18 looking for support with their well-being. (Note: The referral must be received before the young person turns 18.)
Some of the things they can support you with include:
- your mood
- feeling anxious
- relationship issues
- unhelpful thoughts
- self esteem
- sufficient life event
- anything that might be worrying you.
Visit https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/health/emotional-wellbeing-and-mental-health/youth-emotional-support-yes-service/ for more information - or contact the Horsham Find It Out Centre above for help booking an appointment with YES.