Healthcare and information resources

Healthcare information

Healthcare Apps

  • 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

Healthcare communities

  • 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.

For carers

Health services

Internet help

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. 

Get tips on this website to help you become a more confident internet user https://www.learnmyway.com/, including how to keep yourself and others safe online.