Apps, Classes and Workshops within the Worcestershire Area
Please use this page to find useful classes and workshops within the Worcestershire area. Please note we will only add classes and workshops that are FREE for our patients. Please ensure when using this page that you check when each class/workshop starts. You may need to sign up for the classes and the organisers will contact you back.
BETTER2GETHER: New programme to help you lose weight, move more and understand the benefits of feeling healthier. Keep an eye out for more information next week. Alternatively you can visit their website: onside-advocacy.org.uk/better2gether
'HANDi Paediatric' app (Worcestershire)
Parents, carers and healthcare professionals can access expert advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them via a mobile app, called HANDi App. It is FREE and can be downloaded to any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
Developed and approved by Paediatric Consultants, the HANDi App provides expert advice on how best to manage the six most common childhood illnesses; diarrhoea and vomiting, high temperature, chestiness (baby and child), newborn problems and stomach pain.
The 'HANDi Paediatric' App aims to give parents and carers more confidence in dealing with minor conditions at home. It's easy to use as it takes the user through a series of questions about the symptoms their child is experiencing and then advises on the best course of action, whether that's to treat at home, make a GP appointment or to go to A&E.
Handi App also contains useful information on coronavirus for parents and families, as well as primary care professionals, including what to do if a child has symptoms.
DistrACT App- Suitable for anyone over the age of 17:
The distrACT app aims to help you better understand urges to self-harm, and encourages you to monitor and manage your symptoms. It can also help reduce the risk of suicide. There's advice and support information, including emergency contact numbers, how best to work with healthcare professionals, and safer alternatives to self-harming. In the app's Chill Zone, you can find resources that may help you feel better, including art, books, films, music, poems, quotes, stories and online videos.
Cancer App: FREE on andriod and IOS Systems:
Everyone’s cancer journey is different, individual. With so much information to stay on top of, we know it can seem overwhelming. The Cancer App has been designed to help you stay in control of your care, appointments, medications, contacts, and relevant expert information specific to your cancer. We hope it helps make things a little bit easier to manage. Free to download and easy to use, the aim of The Cancer App is to support you by offering access to information and resources that may be useful. If you are living with cancer, we are here for you.
How The Cancer App can help you: The Cancer App has the backing of clinical providers in the field of cancer care and is actively seeking patient feedback to help inform how we continue to improve our support for patients and their families.
• All your important information in one place
• My Appointments - Helping you stay on top of your care calendar
• My Medication - Take the right dose at the right time
• My Contacts - Easy to input, update, manage, view, and use
Support for you - General and cancer type-specific information related to managing both the physical and emotional challenges that you face after a cancer diagnosis for the following cancer types:
o Breast Cancer
o Colorectal Cancer
o Kidney Cancer
o Larynx Cancer
o Lung Cancer
o Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
o Oesophageal Cancer
o Ovarian Cancer
o Prostate Cancer
o Thyroid Cancer
o Tongue Cancer
Strong and Steady Exercise Classes:
Strong and Steady Exercise Classes are designed to help if you feel unsteady on your feet or have had a fall. The classes aim to improve your strength and balance and will help you to feel more confident when you are out and about.
The classes are held at community venues across Worcestershire for more information regarding times and prices follow this link..
Strong and Steady Exercise Classes
How do I join?
The Strong and Steady Exercise Classes are available by self-referral. Once you have been referred, the Strong and Steady Co-ordinator will contact you to let you know where and when the classes are available. We will try to make this as close to your home as possible. Unfortunately we cannot provide transport but we can help you to find a local community transport scheme.
For more information please click the document below. It will also contain the self-referral form that you can complete and send off to be contacted about this service.
Strong and Steady Exercise Classes