Please see below a list of some of the key health conditions. This list provides links to the NHS site, together with other useful links to local and national websites, information, groups and support.

Arthritis

NHS guidance on arthritis

Arthritis – Groups and support in Somerset

Autism

NHS guidance on Autism

Autism – Groups and support in Somerset

Bladder and Bowel Conditions

NHS guidance on urinary incontinence

NHS guidance on urinary tract infections

NHS guidance on bowel incontinence

NHS guidance on Irritable Bowel Disorder (IBS)

NHS guidance on Crohn’s Disease 

Crohn’s and Colitis confidential support services

Bladder and bowel – Groups and support in Somerset

Cancer

NHS guidance on cancer

Macmillan Cancer support 

Cancer – Groups and support in Somerset

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

NHS guidance on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Dementia

NHS guidance on looking after someone with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society – to find support near you

Alzheimer’s Society “Side by Side” service – to see whether this service is available near you

Dementia – Groups and support in Mendip

Diabetes

NHS guidance on diabetes

Diabetes – Groups and support in Somerset

Dizziness

Information about dizziness and diabetes from Diabetes UK

Drug addiction

NHS guidance on drug addiction

Eating Disorders

NHS guidance on eating disorders

Eating Disorders groups and support in Somerset

Eating Disorders – Groups and support in Somerset and Wessex

Epilepsy

NHS guidance on Epilepsy

Epilepsy Society Helpline UK

Epilepsy Action – Groups and support UK

Falls Prevention

NHS guidance on falls prevention

Fybromyalgia, ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

NHS guidance on Fybromyalgia

NHS Guidance on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

Fybromyalgia, ME and CFS – Groups and support in Somerset

Head injury (severe)

NHS guidance on severe head injury

Hearing Loss

NHS guidance on hearing loss

Information, advice and support for you, your carer and family if you have a hearing loss, in Somerset

Information and advice on hearing matters from Deaf Plus

Hearing Loss – Groups and support in Somerset

Heart (Cardiovascular)

NHS guidance on cardiovascular disease

Heart/Cardiac – Groups and support in Somerset

Learning Difficulties

NHS guidance on learning difficulties disease

Learning difficulties – Groups and support in Somerset

Leg ulcers

NHS guidance on leg ulcers

Leg ulcer – Groups and support in Frome Somerset

Mental health and well being

NHS guidance on mental health and wellbeing

Mental health – Groups and support in Somerset

Sompar Mental Health Team (a network for relatives and friends wo care for people with mental health issues)

Mobility

NHS guidance on walking aids, wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Mobility – Groups and support in Somerset

Motor Neuron Disease (MND)

NHS guidance on Motor Neurone disease

Motor Neurone disease – Groups and support in Somerset

Multiple Sclerosis

NHS guidance on Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis – Groups and support in Somerset

Sight Loss

NHS guidance on blindness and vision loss

Information and support with sight matters from Somerset Sight

Sight loss – Groups and support in Somerset

Pain management

NHS guidance on how to get support for your pain

Pain management – Groups and support

Parkinson’s disease

NHS guidance on Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease – Groups and support

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)

NHS guidance on Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica – Groups and support

Pressure sores

NHS guidance on pressure sores

Useful fact sheet about pressure sores from the Alzheimer’s Society

Weight Management

NHS guidance on weight

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Weight Management Service

Details about Wellbeing South Somerset – weight management

Information about how “Zing” Somerset can help you with weight loss

Weight management – Groups and support in Mendip

 

If you are a carer, Somerset Carers can also help you to find information, groups and support to help you with your caring role.

The NHS provide useful guidance on a wide range of conditions. You can find their A – Z search of health conditions here.