Providing adult specialist mental health, addiction, learning disability and community health services in North West England and beyond.
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Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides adult specialist mental health, addiction, learning disability and community health services in North West England and beyond.
Water infections/urinary tract infections (UTI) can affect people differently, your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection). Most UTIs can be easily treated with antibiotics read more about the symptoms http://ow.ly/pUMN30iiEUA
nhs.uk Find out about urinary tract infections (UTIs), including what the symptoms are, when to get medical advice and how they're treated.
If you use our services and need advice or support with medication contact our pharmacy department on 0151 250 6011. They provide a comprehensive range of services, including medication for inpatients, outpatients and some people in the community http://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/pharmacy-services/
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If you, or someone you care for needs to use a catheter it’s possible to live a relatively normal life, although it may take some getting used to at first. You can find out more on the NHS website http://ow.ly/sQHV30iiEwY
nhs.uk Information and advice about living with a urinary catheter, including intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters, preventing infection and when to seek medical advice.
Our radiology service provides x-rays at Litherland Town Hall for people over 16 (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 7pm) you can make an appointment on 0151 529 2322 http://ow.ly/cgkI30ia3r0
merseycare.nhs.uk We provide a high quality rapid response diagnostic service to patients in the local community. We provide x-rays for all ages and non obstetric ul...
Talking to your children about scary world news. In the digital age, it is no longer possible to control the news that we are exposed to, or to shield children from upsetting information Here are some tips: Safer Internet Day #saferinternetday http://ow.ly/JNza30ia7z8
mentalhealth.org.uk How can we help children look after their mental health in a climate of constant, often scary news stories from around the world?
Top tips for #Carers #staywellfeelgreat http://ow.ly/Hkkh30ia6Hg
We continually strive for excellence and many of our service users tell us we give them their 'life' back and hope for the future. Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? http://ow.ly/ekio30ia7k0
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Finding it difficult to cope following a bereavement? Learn more about #bereavement and skills to cope with it: http://bit.ly/2glvHCe
Need Urgent Help? If you are in crisis or have thoughts about harming yourself or someone else call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department.
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day in full confidence. Call 116 123. If it’s not an emergency but you are feeling unwell and want advice and support, get in touch with your GP, who will talk it through with you and may refer you to someone else who can give you specialist help. If you use our services get in touch with your care co-ordinator, the person who looks after your care or the person from the team that you normally see.
Their number will be in your recovery plan.
The Urgent Care Service is available in #Sefton from 8am-9pm 7 days a week, there is a two hour response for patients who have been referred for urgent treatment. This can reduce hospital admissions by managing a health crisis within a patients own home http://ow.ly/2HpI30iac7J
merseycare.nhs.uk Our Community Intermediate Care Service aims to prevent people from being admitted to hospital if possible, support people to return home after a r...
mentalhealth.org.uk We need to go beyond asking whether social media is a problem for our mental health, says Cal Strode.
Please listen in to Chief Executive Joe Rafferty and Clinical Director Jennifer Kilcoyne discussing our No Force First approach to restraint on BBC Radio Five Live's drive programme between 5.00pm and 6.00pm this afternoon.
The Community Heart Failure Team, based in Sefton is for people diagnosed with heart failure.
The service offers anti-heart failure therapies, improves quality of life, empowers self-care which means less hospital visits and the support to understanding their condition.
Patients can be seen in community clinics, or at home if housebound, or deteriorate . Once the patient is stable and on Heart Failure medication, they will be discharged back to the care of their GP.
The Heart Failure Team can provide education and supportive management to other clinicians and GPs if needed.
merseycare.nhs.uk Our team of specialist heart failure nurses supports people with heart failure and their families and carers to manage their cardiac condition and ...
STAY WELL - #Gardening has therapeutic & healing qualities that make it a great way of promoting #wellbeing: http://bit.ly/2wsYpIl #StayWellFeelGreat #Wellbeing
Take control of your life and tackle #eating problems with our FREE support guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf #eatingdisorders
[01/30/18] We all have a duty to keep vulnerable adults safe from harm, abuse and neglect, if you have any concerns...
Learn what #domestic violence is, how to recognise it and seek help if needed by reading our FREE guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
#GP or other #health professionals can refer to our #Sefton treatment rooms here: #PhysicalHealth #CommunityHealth
merseycare.nhs.uk We perform the following treatments: Wound/skin care Removal of sutures/ clips Ear syringing (over 16 years of age) Injections (not immunisations/ travel)
Our Intravenous Therapy service provides therapies across #Sefton to patients in their own homes or clinics. http://ow.ly/LHCr30g0Enc
merseycare.nhs.uk The Intravenous Therapy service provides a wide range of intravenous therapies across Liverpool and Sefton to patients’ in their own homes or in clinics. The aim of the team is to prevent hospital admissions and also facilitate early hospital discharge.
#DryJanuary - Just one alcoholic drink a day can increase the risk of developing cancer – and the risk increases with every drink. #Alcohol is one of the most preventable causes of #cancer after #smoking. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2CEkFpv
Do you find that your mood is low for large periods of the day? Learn about #depression and skills to cope with it: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
[01/29/18] #StayWellThisWinter – Protect your #health in the cold. Try not to sit still for more than an hour or so indoors – get up and stretch your legs.
Have you damaged or thrown things because you were so furious? Learn more about #anger and skills to cope: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
If you are in crisis or have thoughts about harming yourself or someone else call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department.
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day in full confidence, you can call 116 123.
If it’s not an emergency but you are feeling unwell and want advice and support, get in touch with your GP, who will talk it through with you and may refer you to someone else who can give you specialist help.
If you use our services get in touch with your care co-ordinator, the person who looks after your care or the person from the team that you normally see. Their number will be in your recovery plan.
#DryJanuary – Myth11 – “I can save up my alcohol units for the weekend” - Spread your units out through the week, with at least two alcohol-free days in every seven. Saving them up and drinking them all at once will leave you with a nasty hangover and memories in the morning!
Understand what grief is, what complicates it and what keeps it going by reading our FREE #bereavement guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
The South Sefton Community Dietetics team offers 1-1 support and advice on a range of clinical conditions diabetes, heart disease, digestive problems, cancer, coeliac disease and food allergies, providing assessment, advice and individualised treatment planning.
merseycare.nhs.uk Our specialist dietitians offer individual advice to help people to eat well and stay active to manage their condition
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Here's the latest update from Chief Executive Joe Rafferty on this week's visit by Just and Learning Culture expert Professor Sidney Dekker http://bit.ly/2DBtInr
merseycare.nhs.uk Chief Executive Joe Rafferty provides his latest update on the visit of Professor Sidney Dekker, the world renowned expert on Just and Learning Culture, to Mersey Care.
#DryJanuary – Myth 10 – “Alcohol is a winter warmer” - A shot of whisky or brandy can make you feel warmer for a bit, but alcohol actually lowers your body temperature, so it’s not always a good idea in cold weather.
Do you often feel nervous, apprehensive or on edge? Learn more about #anxiety and skills to cope with it: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
#Dry January – Myth 9 – “A trip to the gym will undo damage caused by a night on the tiles” - #Exercise can make you feel a bit better after drinking, but it’s not possible to sweat out the alcohol. Only time will get the booze out of your bloodstream.
#Alcohol addiction doesn't just affect you, it affects those around you. Read our FREE #support guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
Dr Yasir Abbasi, Mersey Care’s Director of #Addictions, provides his thoughts on the dangers of #painkiller addiction: http://bit.ly/2DKXjOG
liverpoolecho.co.uk Warning over rising use of painkillers as probe launched into addiction risk
[01/24/18] Being physically well has an impact on your mental wellbeing. Find out about our physical health services in south #sefton
#DryJanuary – Myth 8 – “There is nothing anyone can do to help a problem drinker” - Many people are reluctant to admit they have a problem with alcohol. Read our self-help support guide here for advice: http://bit.ly/2gP3OVP
Society still has difficulty in accepting that child #abuse is widespread, if you need help read our guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
[01/23/18] Our podiatry service assess, treat and manage foot complications related to diabetes and other disorders that may affect the feet
#DryJanuary – Myth 7 – “An afternoon of sport just isn’t complete without a drink” - Drinking before sport (even the night before you compete) will slow you down and increase your risk of injury and cramp. Plus it will dehydrate you.
Recognise whether you may be experiencing symptoms of stress by reading our FREE #stress guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
Congratulations to the team at the The Life Rooms Mersey Care on being shortlisted for the 'Partnership in Innovation Award' with #NWCAwards2018! The awards ceremony will happen on 8 March. Good luck!
[01/23/18] #StayWellThisWinter - Try and get outside if conditions aren’t too icy or cold. It can boost your mood to get outdoors while it’s still daylight. If you’re indoors, don’t sit still for more than an hour. Moving around your home can help to keep you warm.
A daughter's story of the family bonds that ill health can't break and the #Sefton team they know they can rely on (from P21) http://ow.ly/B7N630hVvgx
#DryJanuary – Myth 6 – “Coffee sobers me up” - Drinking coffee makes you feel more awake, but won’t make you less drunk or cure a hangover. Drinking caffeine may also make it harder for you to realise whether you’re still drunk, leading to poor decision-making
Recognise whether you may be experiencing problems with your sleep by reading our FREE #sleeping guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
#DryJanuary – Myth 5 – “Alcohol gives me a boost” - Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down how you think, move and react. So it’s not the best way to pick yourself up.
Do you worry that everyone can see how anxious you are? Learn about #social #anxiety & skills to cope: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
#DryJanuary – Myth 4 “Alcohol improves #sexual performance” - Temporary impotence after a bout of drinking is pretty common amongst men. Long term, in both men and women heavy drinking can lead to a loss of sexual drive, and make your sex organs shrink
There are lots of different forms of #selfharming. If you're struggling, read our FREE support guide: http://bit.ly/1NayHsf
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