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Your health

Looking for information about how to improve your health? Visit NHS Health Scotland’s websites for the public on a range of health and wellbeing topics. 
If you or someone you care for is feeling unwell and it can´t wait until your GP surgery re-opens you can call NHS 24 on 111 (freephone).

External websites

Immunisation Scotland

Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases. Once we have been immunised, our bodies are better able to fight these diseases if we come into contact with them. Immunisation Scotland helps you find out why immunisation is important, when to immunise, what vaccines are available and which diseases they protect against.

immunisationscotland

Ready Steady Baby!

Whether you´re planning to have a baby, or are already pregnant, Ready Steady Baby! is your complete guide to pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Find out how to give your baby the best possible start; what to expect during labour and birth; and what to do during your first days together. Our new timeline will keep you up to date about what tests to expect, and how your baby is developing.

 Ready Steady Baby

Ready Steady Toddler!

The toddler years are when your child develops from a dependent baby into a person in their own right. Explore our hands-on guide to help you through the challenges and rewards of the toddler years. This informative and fun website includes special interactive functions to help you toddler-proof your home or get some tips on tantrums.

 READY STEADY TODDLER!

Childsmile

Childsmile is a programme dedicated to reducing inequalities in oral health and ensuring access to dental services for all children in Scotland. This site is packed with useful information and practical advice for parents how to care for their children’s oral health.

 CHILDSMILE

Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk helps health professionals caring for young people to develop services that are more youth-friendly. The site contains practical toolkits, case studies and other useful information to help improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities for young people.

 WALK THE TALK

Healthy Working Lives

The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives helps employers, employees and all our partner agencies come together to create a much healthier and more motivated workforce. The website contains information about our free, confidential workplace visits, as well as practical advice and a structured Award Programme.

 HEALTHY WORKING LIVES

Scottish Mental Health First Aid

This acclaimed training course will teach you what to do if someone is having a crisis with their mental health and also how to look after your own mental well-being. Find details of times, locations and what the course involves here.

 SCOTTISH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is part of Chooselife; the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. The site is easy to access and provides information on who to speak to if you feel suicidal or are worried about someone who could be.

 SUICIDE PREVENTION

Steps for Stress

Dealing with stress not only makes you feel bad, it´s also bad for your health. Research has shown that small steps can make a big difference when dealing with stress and this website aims to show you how to work through it. There are a lot of useful resources like a stress quiz, a free relaxation CD and an online community to share your thoughts with others.

 STEPS FOR STRESS

HIV Wake-up

HIV Wake-up is for men who have sex with men who are at particular risk of catching HIV. The website aims to provide information about the importance of HIV testing primarily in Scotland. However, the information is also relevant to anyone who has HIV, is at risk from HIV or would like to know more about HIV testing. You will also find access to HIV services in Scotland and links to other sources of information and research.

 HIV WAKE-UP