Midlands Health Network, our goal is to help you stay healthy.
Our general practices
will make sure that you are always given the very best health advice, service
and treatment. They will also make sure that you feel supported and you receive
a standard of care that is unrivalled.
To support them, we have provided a list
of useful links below.
These links are broken into five sections:
- heart disease
Each section contains a
collection of relevant websites, and sometimes apps and podcasts, which provide
you with helpful information about these topics of interest.
Please note: The websites listed below do not
provide a medical advice service. Please contact your doctor, nurse or other
health professional for medical advice.
- Beating the Blues® has 8 sessions which each last about 50 minutes. Beating the Blues® is based on CBT, an effective, clinically-proven treatment for depression. after each session there are things for you to do and think about as you go about your life. These are not difficult and the more of this 'homework' you do the better you will feel. Beating the Blues® is available as part of your treatment through your GP.
- The Mental Health
Foundation website provides information on wellbeing (5 winning ways to wellbeing) and helpful free resources about
depression, life stories and fact sheets about mental health.
- The Ministry of
Health mental health webpage provides in-depth information on mental health
including triggers, symptoms, how to manage your symptoms, and how to get help.
and author Alain du Boutain, has developed a website devoted to developing
emotional intelligence. You can find short courses and lots of other online
resources, including a fantastic YouTube channel that addresses how to find
fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand
one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand the world.
- MH101 is a one-day workshop for New Zealanders who
want to learn how to recognize
mental illness, to relate
to those experiencing mental illness or distress, and to know how to respond appropriately.
- The Lowdown
website provides information and videos on mental health, as well as ways to tips
to help you improve how you're feeling. One of its most compelling features is
a chat room to talk with others.
- Like Minds,
Like Mine is a public awareness programme to increase social inclusion and end
discrimination towards people with experience of mental illness. It has a
particularly helpful section called 'good reads', which includes some personal
stories about mental health.
- On the
Depression website you can follow other people's journeys to wellness or
explore the site to find your own way to a better place. This website has some
great information on the causes, getting better, and staying well. As part of Depression.org, The Journal, is a free personalised online programme where John Kerwin, alongside mental health experts, will take you through a series of online lessons.
- Aunty Dee is a
free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem that
is getting them down. The website follows a systematic approach to decision
making based on structured problem solving and cognitive behavioural therapy,
which has been shown to reduce depression symptoms in both adults and young
people. You can use Aunty Dee to work through one problem, or you can ask about
many problems and use Aunty Dee over and over again.
is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills
which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. You
need to register as a new user.
Assisted Learning for the Mind contains a webpage with guided meditations. It
offers tips for meditating, and various audio clips about mindfulness that you
can listen to while meditating.