Outpatient Physiotherapy: Self Help Hub: Information, Videos & Podcasts
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
Making a difference through talking therapies for mental health and wellbeing. Self-referral available!
Podcasts with GP Dr Chatterjee on lots of topics to better your own health including sleep, diet, exercise, mental health and more.
Tips on creating a balanced diet.
An educational video. By Dr Mike Evans
mental wellbeing resources and apps
Details of apps and resources to help your wellbeing.
Mental Health Self Help Guides
Self-help leaflets on various topic including alcohol, abuse, anxiety, depression, sleep and more.
Mental Wellbeing – NHS 5 Steps
Exploring 5 things to focus on to improve your mental wellbeing and resilience.
Mind BLMK’s Mind Matters weekly groups and remote virtual support offering a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss and explore issues around wellbeing and mental health.
A one stop service which provides drug and alcohol advice, treatment and support. Self-referral available!
Helpful information and videos for people to learn tips to manage their pain conditions with the option of an online pain self-management course.
Sleep: Tips to Help Improve your Sleep
By Every Mind Matters
Personal plans to help you to quit smoking
Stop Smoking Service – Bedfordshire
Get help and support from specialist advisors.
What you can do for your stress
By Dr Mike Evan
Instructor led exercise videos ranging from 10-45 minutes. Choose from aerobic exercise, strength and resistance and pilates and yoga categories
The importance of exercise. By Dr Mike Evans
Aches & Pains
Back Pain: Separating fact from fiction video
By Peter O’Sullivan
By Dr Mike Evans
Tame the Beast: It’s time to rethink persistent pain
A video by Lorimer Moseley
Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes! And what you can do about it.
An educational video
The UK charity for people living with arthritis. Self-help, information booklets and support services, campaigning and prioritising arthritis.
An educational video. By Dr Annina Schmid
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – Virtual Self Help
Information for patients and the general public. What is physiotherapy? Common health conditions and managing these at home,
Common health conditions, advice, information and exercises to help.
Exercise videos to help alleviate and manage a range of conditions
ESCAPE-pain – for hip and knee osteoarthritis
If you have been referred to the ESCAPE-pain programme for your hip or knee osteoarthritis here are some resources to help compliment your attendance on the course.
- The following video can provide some great tips to help you manage your hip or knee osteoarthritis, such as how to get started exercising and how to manage flare ups.
- Exercise is an important part of managing your hip or knee osteoarthritis and the following page contains some exercise videos which are designed to be done at home.
- ESCAPE-pain Online is a way for people to access the programme virtually, especially if you can’t access a face to face programme near you. You can sign up to the app through this link giving you access to exercise and self-help videos and online support. This is a structured 6 week programme you attend virtually.
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
The UK’s registered charity for patients with ankylosing spondylitis or axial spondyloarthritis.
Exercise & Stretching
Daily stretches and exercise to help manage your condition
Managing my Condition
Support and information on living with AS or Axial SpA
Back to Action exercise programme and videos.
This programme includes flexibility and strength work and can be downloaded as an app, booklet or watched on the YouTube channel.
Royal Osteoporosis Society
The registered charity for people with osteoporosis
Looking after your bones
Self-help information for patients with osteoporosis
Exercise videos for flexibility, strength and steadiness.
Exercise booklets from ROS
Downloadable booklets with exercises for strength, posture, flexibility and steadiness.
- ROS exercises to help with posture fact sheet
- ROS exercises to improve balance and muscle strength fact sheet
- ROS exercises to promote bone and muscle strength fact sheet
- royal osteoporosis society strong steady straight quick guide
Womens & Mens Health
Information and advice for all adults, children and young people with bladder and bowel issues.
ERIC, The children’s bowel and bladder charity
Support for children and teenagers with bladder and bowel conditions and their families.
NHS Exercise guidance for pregnancy
The NHS App supporting people with their pelvic floor muscle exercise programme. Available on iOS and Android.
Pelvic Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP)
Downloadable booklets and self-help information including pelvic floor health for men and women, pregnancy related information, pelvic organ prolapse and more!
· Pelvic Girdle Pain Self Help
Tips of managing pelvic girdle pain