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Heroin addiction: get help

If you're addicted to heroin and you want to stop, you can ask your GP or local drug treatment service for help. As someone with a drug addiction you are entitled to the same confidential NHS care as anyone else who has a health problem.…

HIV and AIDS

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease.  AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen…

How to deal with stress

Stress causes physical changes in the body designed to help you take on threats or difficulties. You may notice that your heart pounds, your breathing quickens, your muscles tense and you start to sweat. This is sometimes known as the 'fight or flight' response. Once…

How to find an NHS gender identity clinic

Trans and non-binary people's general health needs are the same as anyone else's. But trans people may have specific health needs in relation to gender dysphoria or gender reassignment, or confirmation. Your particular needs may be best addressed by transgender health services offered by NHS gender identity clinics…

An introduction to alcohol and drug support in Sheffield

There’s lots of information, advice and support to help you with your drinking if you’re worried about your alcohol use.  There’s also lots of information, advice and support to help you with drug and substance misuse and other types of addiction. 

An introduction to sexual health advice in Sheffield

Sexual Health Sheffield offers a welcoming and confidential service to people of all ages including pregnancy testing and advice, contraception choices and advice, and the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.   We host a range of informative sexual health information and…

Keep your bones strong over 65

It's true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to prevent falls and fractures.  Stay active Being inactive makes your muscles and bones lose strength. This increases your risk of…

Keeping well in your local community

Are you looking for an activity or some support to help you keep healthy and well? Did you know help is at hand in your local community? We are a network of local organisations which can help you to: get fit and active through exercise sessions and health…

Legal highs

Find out about the health risks of legal highs and when to seek medical help. Legal highs are substances that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine or cannabis. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS). Many of these drugs are…

Living Well with Dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people…

Low mood and depression

Difficult events and experiences can leave us in low spirits or cause depression. It could be relationship problems, bereavement, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason. What's the difference between low…

Mental Health

Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Community Mental Health Services The Single Point of Access (SPA) dovetails with the Out of Hours (OOH) Service, creating a single point of referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people who are between 18…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It's a natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. However, for someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur…

Plan your 5 A DAY

The 5 A DAY meal planner can help you plan meals packed with fruit and vegetables, whether you're cooking for yourself or your family. It lets you choose your favourite recipes from the selection, and drag and drop them onto your personalised list.   The…

The recipe for strong bones for life

Bone health is a bit like saving for your pension: hard to get excited about when you're young but the sooner you start, the better. Taking care of your bones is a lifelong investment that will pay dividends by helping you to stay fit and…

Self Harm

Self-harm, or self-injury, describes a wide range of things people deliberately do to themselves that are harmful but usually do not kill them. Self- harm can be very hard for parents or carers to understand or come to terms with. Cutting the arms or the…

Self-harm

Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It's usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of…

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services…

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Stammering

Stammering - also sometimes referred to as stuttering - is a relatively common speech problem in childhood, which can persist into adulthood. This page covers: What is stammering? Types Getting help Treatment Causes Who's affected What is stammering? Stammering is when: you repeat sounds or syllables - for…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…

STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. An STI can be passed from one…
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