‘Well Together This Winter’ Initiative launched

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (CPICS) have launched Well Together This Winter, a new one-stop shop for important information to help you stay well during the colder months.

We can all stay well together this winter by following some simple steps. Make sure you use the right service for your needs; follow simple tips around self-care like stocking up your medicine cabinet and keeping hydrated; and learn about the support that’s available to you throughout the colder months.

  • Self-care is all about doing the simple things that will help you stay well at home.
  • Pharmacists are trained people who have been through at least five years of training.
  • GP Practices now all offer remote appointments as well as face-to-face appointments.
  • NHS 111 is open 24/7, every day of the year, and offers expert advice and support to people.
  • Urgent Treatment Centres and Minor Injury Units can help with lots of different problems, including wounds, cuts and bruises, bites, minor burns, minor head injuries, eye problems and ear ache.
  • Accident and Emergency departments and 999  are for people experiencing a life-threatening emergency.  999 & A&E are here to support those people with the most serious medical issues.
  • Keeping Warm inside your home is really important. The NHS recommends that you heat your home to at least 18 degrees if you can, as this can help you stay well during the winter.
  • Warm Hubs have been opened by local councils. These are safe spaces within the community that you can come to for free to stay warm.
  • Mental Health tips for winter are free to access and useful to know as many of us may feel a little low at some points during the winter.

Visit www.cpics.org.uk/well-together to find out about the different NHS services and when to use them, mental health support, and more.

If you need help with your mental health, don’t wait – reach out now.  There are alot of national and local services available.

Local Services

  • NHS 111 option 2 is available for people who are in a mental health crisis.
  • Lifeline – 0808 808 2121 – Opens every day between 11am – 11pm.
  • CPSL Mind – 0300 303 4363 – Opens 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Centre 33 – 0333 414 1809 – Opens 12pm – 5pm Monday to Friay and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays.

National Services

  • The Samaritans – 116 123 – Opens 24/7, every day of the year.
  • CAL M Zone – 0800 58 58 58 – Opens 5pm – midnight every day of the year

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