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Health and wellbeing
Being healthy
Being healthy
Click the logo to join this free online course to learn how to use the NHS Choice website.
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Find local  health services
Find local health services
Click on the logo to search for GPs, dentists, pharmacies, hospital etc in your area.

Live Well KentLive Well Kent is a free service for anyone over 17 to help improve physical and mental health and wellbeing. It connects people with their communities - keeping active, meeting people, finding work, and everyday living.

Change 4 Life
Change 4 Life
Click the logo to learn about ways to improve your health & wellbeing.

Health Help Now
Health Help Now
Free app and website to help Kent residents find the right treatment, especially when they are not sure what to do or who to contact.
It shows the nearest services, whether they are open or closed, and provides a map of their location and directions.

Health trainers
Health trainers
Click the logo to find out how to contact your local health trainer.

Healthwatch - Kent
Healthwatch - Kent
Healthwatch Kent is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users across Kent. Click the logo to access the site.

Patient UK
On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle, as well as A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are other useful aspects of this site.
Health A - Z
Health A - Z
Click the logo to browse health conditions and get advice on what to do next. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice (999 in case of an emergency).

Health tools
Alcohol unit calculator
Alcohol unit calculator
Click on the logo to find out how many units there are in a single drink or in a number of drinks.

Healthy weight calculator
Healthy weight calculator
Click on the logo to check whether you are of a healthy weight and get practical advice.

Smoking calculator
Smoking calculator
Click on the logo to find out how much your habit is costing you, both financially and to your physical health.

Social Care
Adoption and fostering
Adoption and fostering
Click on the logo to find out more about Kent adoption and fostering services.

Finding a new home
Finding a new home
Click the logo to search for a residential care home and find links to appropriate sources if you need accommodation due to homelessness, domestic abuse etc.

Kent Care Directory
Kent Care DirectoryClick the logo to search the directory online, view as an eBook or download.

Carers UK - Kent organisations
Scroll down the page to find a list of Kent carer support organisations.
Paying for care
Paying for care
Click on the logo to find out how to pay for care or how to get support with costs.

Mental Health
Live it well
Live it well
Click the logo to access this source of information, help and guidance promoting wellbeing and better mental health in Kent and Medway.

Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust
Click the logo to find out about local support for patients and carers in the Kent & Medway area.

Living life to the full
You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.
Mind
Find your local Mind group, as well as support information elsewhere on the site.
Rethink
Rethink
Click on the logo to find local sources of support. The site also offers information on support, diagnosis & treatment of mental health conditions.

Dementia
Age UK
Age UK
Click the logo for general information about dementia.

Alzheimers Society
View the list of local support services for the South East.
Alzheimer's and dementia support services
Find out about specialist services to support people with dementia in the areas of Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley.
East Kent Independent Dementia Support
East Kent Independent Dementia Support
Click the logo to learn about support service in East Kent.