- NHS website - helping you take control of your health and wellbeing
- Health A-Z - conditions and treatments explained
- Medicines A-Z - find out how your medicine works
- Lab tests online UK - a site helping you to understand the clinical laboratory tests used to diagnose, monitor and treat diseases
- Patient - health information, medicines, clinical trials, discussion forums, symptom checker
- NHS health service finder - find NHS services local to you
- NHS guide to social care and support
- Good Thinking UK - tools and resources to help yourself and others to feel better
- Behind the Headlines - a guide to the science that makes the news.
- NHS apps library - is a digital tool to help you manage and improve your health. Maintained by NHS Digital
- NHS Go - a confidential health advice and information service app for 16-25 year olds. Maintained by Healthy London Partnership – an initiative of Lewisham CCG
- My Health Apps - the world’s favourite healthcare apps, tried and tested by people like you. Maintained by Patient View
- GP at hand - NHS GP services on your mobile phone. Your current GP surgery may offer this service too. Find out more
- Drinkaware - track your alcohol consumption and spend over time, calculate units and calories and set goals to help you moderate your drinking
- Drink Free days - choose your Drink Free Days and get reminders, support and practical advice to change your drinking habits for good.
Toolkits and resources
- Talk to FRANK - a national drug education service intended to reduce the use of both legal and illegal drugs by educating teenagers and adolescents about the potential effects of drugs
- Protect against STIs - resources to empower individuals to take charge of their sexual health and wellbeing
- SH:24 - free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24-hours a day, testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and HIV
- Drink Aware - offers a range of online tools can help you understand your drinking, track your drinks and change your habits
- London asthma toolkit - resources and information for parents and carers of children and young people with asthma in London
- MindEd - is a free, educational resource about children, young people and older people’s mental health, aimed at all parents and carers
- Mood Zone - practical information, interactive tools and videos from the NHS to help you look after your mental health and avoid common problems like depression, anxiety and stress
- My Health London: self-care - how to keep fit and healthy, take medicines appropriately, manage self-treatable conditions, and when to seek appropriate clinical help
- My Health London: health and well-being - learn about your health and well-being and the NHS services in London that can help you
- Therapy Directory - a directory of health conditions which work well alongside therapy. You should consult your GP / health professional for advice before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Lifestyle – fitness and nutrition
- NHS Fitness Studio - 24 instructor-led videos in aerobics, strength and resistance, belly dancing, pilates and yoga, as well as exercises suitable for people with limited mobility
- Strength and flexibility podcasts - a five-week exercise plan for beginners
- Change4Life Activities - children need to be active for 60 minutes a day. From fun, shake-up games to information about active hobbies and sports, here's everything you need to get your family moving. Change4Life also provide simple, tasty and family-friendly recipes, and food fact information which explains what's really in the food your family eats
- NHS Health Check - health and fitness trackers
- The NHS weight loss plan - a free 12-week diet and exercise plan.
- HealthUnlocked communities - ask questions, get answers, advice and support from hundreds of condition and wellness communities, from organisations you know and trust
- Healthtalk - provides young people and adults with reliable information about health issues, sharing people's real-life experiences
- One You - helps you to get back to a healthier you by supporting you to make simple changes towards a longer and happier life. It includes tools, support and encouragement to help improve your health
- Patient Community - a forum and chatroom covering medical conditions and medicines.
- Self-care resources to support person-centred care - for unpaid carers, patients and citizens
- The Money Advice Service - free and impartial money advice set up by the government's website. Find out about support available to carers and how to manage the money of someone you're caring for
- Skills for Care - resources for carers
- Carers UK - advice, information and support for carers.
- About the NHS - how the NHS works, how it has changed over time and how you can help improve it
- Healthy London Partnership – working to improve Londoners’ health and wellbeing
- London Councils: health and adult services - responsible for London Councils’ policy work on health, public health, adult social care and health and social care integration
- Public Health England - working to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities
- Department of Health.
There are a number of different services for people who need internet training such as UK online centres. Others are provided by local authorities, colleges and charities. The best place to start would be your local library.
You can also get tips on how to become a more confident web user, which includes information on how to keep yourself, and others, safe online.