Want to Stop Smoking?
Giving up smoking is not easy but there is lots of help available in Glasgow if you really want to stop.
Do you know that if you smoke one packet of twenty cigarettes every day this will cost over £2,400 pounds a year.
So apart from the health benefits of Stopping Smoking you will also be £2,400 a year better off! think what you could spend that money on!
Stop smoking Groups
Groups run in local areas in the city: they are relaxed, informal, free & one of the best ways to quit.
“being with people who had the same hard time trying to stop smoking helped me. I would never have done it without the help of the group”
One of the comments from a group user.
Starting Fresh Pharmacy
Over 160 pharmacies (chemists) in Glasgow can help you stop with 1 to 1 support. Look for the Starting Fresh window sticker and drop in for help to quit.
These services are available to all adult smokers in Glasgow who would like to quit.
For further information contact:Smokefree Community Services, West Glasgow Community, Health Care Partnership on 0141 314 6264.
Visit the Go Smoke Free Website now!
For pregnancy week by week information, Emma’s Diary has medical advice to help you. From trying to get pregnant to baby feeding, baby competitions.
- To contact the Advice line call 0808 808 7777 or e-mail [email protected]
- To contact our information service call 0141 445 3070 or e-mail [email protected]
Cancer Support Scotland
Tak Tent – Take care
“Cares for anyone affected by cancer, including their family and friends, by providing practical emotional support”
For Further information or to discuss anything please contact us:
Cancer Support Scotland
Glasgow G12 0YN
Free Evening Transport Service
To use this FREE, door to door service to your LOCAL hospital contact our booking hotline
0845 128 4027
Lines open 1:00pm – 4:00pm Monday to Thursday, 1:00pm to 3:30pm Fridays
Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where in the bowel the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer. Symptoms of bowel cancer include blood in your stools (faeces), an unexplained change in your bowel habits, such as prolonged diarrhoea or constipation, and unexplained weight loss.
The Sandyford Clinic provides sexual and reproductive health services for women, men and young people in Glasgow, as well as counselling, information and a range of specialist services. Ttheir main site is at the address shown below.
The Sandyford Initiative is part of NHS Glasgow, and supported by Glasgow City Council. All their services are free of charge, and available without the need to be referred by your doctor or another practitioner.
The Sandyford Clinic
2-6 Sandyford Place
Glasgow G3 7NB
General Enquiry Line: 0141 211 8130.
For further information go to: Sandyford Clinic.
Prostate disease is a general term that describes a number of medical conditions that can affect the prostate gland, such as prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
Scottish Cervical Screening Programme
Cervical screening is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating abnormal changes in a woman’s cervix (the neck of the womb) which, if left untreated, may develop into invasive cervical cancer.
The aim of the Scottish Cervical Screening Programme is to reduce the number of women who develop invasive cervical cancer and the number of women who die from it. The first stage in cervical cancer screening is a smear test. In Scotland, it is normal practice to offer a smear test every three years to all women between the ages of 25 and 49. All womean aged between 50 and 64 will be invited to attend every five years. Non routine invites will be offered up to the age of 70.
Female patients between the ages of 25 and 64 will be sent an invite to attend the Practice to have a smear test taken, it is very important that you attend.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your smear test please call our results and enquiry line on 0141 531 8940 and you can discuss this with one of Practice Nurses.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTIFY THE PRACTICE IF YOU CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, OTHERWISE YOUR SMEAR INVITE LETTER WILL BE RETURNED AND YOU WILL MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR SMEAR TEST TAKEN.
The Scottish Breast Screening Programme has been part of NHS Scotland for more than 10 years. Breast cancer is more common in women aged over 50; therefore, all women aged 50 and over are eligible for routine breast screening. Breast screening involves taking x-rays of the breast. These are called mammograms. Please follow the NHS Breast Screening link for more information.
The Practice offers testing for chlamydia, if you require a test or further advice please contact the appointments line on 0141 531 8940 and ask for an appointment to see one of our Practice Nurses. For further information please click on the link What is Chlamydia?
Red Road Women’s Centre
To find out more information and help on
- Welfare Benefits
- Housing-particularly homelessness
- Education & Training
- Domestic & Sexual Abuse
- Debt Counselling
- Legal Advice
Please contact the Centre at 10-20 Petershill Court, Balornock, G21 4PY
or Phone us on 0141 557 5571 or e-mail [email protected]
There are such high expectations of motherhood that it is assumed that the new mother will cope with caring for this new arrival and find the experience fulfilling and satisfying. That can cause great turmoil for the mother and cause her to doubt if she can manage, or even want to manage. It can all be very distressing.
Many mothers find they become tearful and despondent,anxious, or tense or angry, and don’t know what to do about it. If you feel like this there may be no clear reason for it, which can make things worse since you may then feel guilty and inadequate. Even though the baby was planned, and your pregnancy and birth went well, it is as if a great black cloud has arisen out of nowhere and settled over you. You probably never thought that having a baby would make you feel like this.
Postnatal depression is more common than you realise.Between 10% and 20% of women are affected. Some women have very mild symptoms while for others they can be more severe. Many women who suffer from postnatal depression will have relatively time-limited episodes that may last a little longer than ‘baby blues’ but resolve naturally after a few weeks. So most women will not need very much additional help. Click on the postnatal depression link for more information.
Say Women is based in Glasgow, and provides safe accommodation and related services for young homeless women survivors of sexual abuse and rape/sexual assault. Established in 1996 Say Women has a wealth of knowledge and experience of working with survivors and have been providing high standard training for other services for a number of years. The project is for women aged 16-25 referrals can be phoned on 0141 778 4777 or emailed to [email protected] by young women themselves or anyone else.
Everything you need to know about services for older citzens
The first free, easy to use handbook outlining the services to Glasgow’s older citizens is now available. Produced by the Council, Culture and Sport Glasgow, Glasgow Older People Welfare Association, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, plus the West of Scotland Seniors Forum, the Quickguide to Services comprises a wide range of information, including
- Health/social care services
- Home repairs/safety
- Leisure opportunities
The guide is available in six languages, large print and Braille, as well as audio-tape.
Copies are available by phoning 0141 287 0922.
Healthy start is the new name for the Welfare Food Scheme-instead of milk tokens you will now get Healthy Start vouchers to spend on milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula. You can also get free vitamin supplements.
For further information go to Healthy Start or contact your Health Visitor on 0141 531 9216.
For a full range of health matters for children please go directly to NHS guide to Childrens’ Health.
Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting
Every family is different. Yet parents all over the world face problems that are surprisingly similar. Toddler Tantrums. Fighting at home or school. A child who won’t go to bed. Or one who never seems to listen. The issues you deal with in your home affect families everywhere. That’s why Triple P can help. For further information please visit us at Triple P or call: 0800 027 7246.
Melanoma Action and Support Scotland
Sun burn and Scottish weather
Between April and September we get lots of days with a cold wind or breeze and a clear or lightly clouded sky. This can lead to “unexpected” sun burn. Be aware that precautions are needed every day when you are to be outside between 11am and 3pm. Our weather changes rapidly and we need to be ready with sun protection as rain protection. Be prepared. Do not depend upon the SPF in moisturisers or make-up as the application will be too thin and the SPF too low. Sun protection is the very best wrinkle protection.