Self Help & Wellbeing

Welcome to our self-help centre.  Here you will find both local health information and NHS content and a selection of tools for health checks.

Health Checks

NHS Health Check is a national programme in England for people between the ages of 40 and 74. It is a free 30-minute check to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.  These are offered by Mid Sussex Wellbeing, please follow the link for more details

ASK FOR ANI - Domestic Abuse Support Scheme

What is Ask for ANI?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many victims of domestic abuse have found themselves more isolated and may be finding it difficult to access help and support. The Government has launched the Ask for ANI domestic abuse codeword scheme to help victims access emergency support in the community.

The scheme was launched in conjunction with Boots Pharmacies, however Lindfield Medical Centre is also committed to providing this service too.

Find out more

Talking therapies service in West Sussex

Talking Therapies is an NHS service offering free, confidential talking therapy to adults registered with a GP in West Sussex.

If you’re feeling low, anxious or worried, talking therapies can really help you. Talking Therapies can also help people with depression, phobias, social anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorders, health anxiety, low self-esteem or low confidence, relationship difficulties and bereavements. Talking therapies are available in person, on the phone and via video call.

How can I access the service?

You can self-refer to Talking Therapies – you don’t need to speak to your GP first. If you would rather speak to your GP first, they can refer you with your permission. You can self-refer by phone, or you can complete an online self-referral form. Visit the Talking Therapies website to find out more about how to contact them. Once you’ve self-referred or your GP has referred you, one of the Talking Therapies team will be in touch with you for an initial assessment.

More information

More information can be found on the Talking Therapies website. There are also useful links to online self-help resources.

The Talking Therapies service is provided by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.