Health and beauty
Want to quit smoking? Smokefree South Gloucestershire is here to help!
We provide free support with a friendly Smokefree practitioner who will be able to discuss all the options available to help you stop smoking for good. This may include stop smoking medications (like Champix® or nicotine patches), which are available on prescription.
Click below to find out more and book an appointment at a time to suit you. Call or email us today!
Tel: 01454 865502
We are part of the Age UK national network, which was formed through the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged. We are a registered charity with our own board of voluntary trustees from the local area, many of whom are also users of our services.
By providing a range of information, advice, products and services, we aim to enhance the quality of later life and promote the wellbeing of older people.
The charity, which is the South West and Midlands' only brain tumour charity, offers support to brain tumour patients, their families, carers and loved ones, who are facing and dealing day to day with the devastation of a brain tumour diagnosis.
First Floor, 29a High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR
Tel: 01454 414355
The group aims to provide support for patients with pituitary disorders, their families and carers. We include South Gloucestershire, and meet on the third Wednesday of every month, except July and August at The Academic Centre, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, at 7.30pm.
We are a friendly open group who have all had experience of these problems and will make new members feel very welcome.
For more information please contact our Chairman Jenny West, 3 Chipping Close, Symn Lane, Wotton-Under-Edge, Glos. GL12 7BB, 01454 843497 (home) or 07919 620498.
For publicity, please contact Jenny Fumpson, Tanglewood, 4B Highfield Drive, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, N. Somerset, BS20 8JG, 01275 847286.
An independent charity that raises funds to support the work of the Breast Care Centre at Southmead Hospital.
Mobile service covering all of South Gloucestershire
Tel: 01454 270719
Tel: 07874 325902
Carers Support Centre provides a range of practical services for carers of all ages in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
It also provides a voice for carers and gives advice on making organisations more carer aware.
Covering Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Tel: 0117 965 2200
Carers' groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can:
- Meet other carers
- Have a cup of tea and chat
- Pick up information
Some groups are open to all carers and some are for specific carers.
If you are able to spare an hour or two there are a number of opportunities to meet with other carers to find out more about the support available to you. Why not try and come along? For more information contact the Carers Line or click below for the list of groups.
Tel: 0117 965 2200
Dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over the phone or in writing. The service is for people with Dementia and their carers, family and friends.
Call our office for more information or see our website below.
Covering South Gloucestershire
Tel: 0117 3790049
Tel: 07557 309466
Thornbury Health Centre, Eastland Road, Thornbury BS35 1DP
Tel: 01454 412167
Fax: 01454 419522
The Health Centre, Eastland Road, Thornbury BS35 1DP
Tel: 01454 412599
Fax: 01454 416090
Barmersland Farm, Woodlands Road, Tytherington GL12 8UL
Tel: 01454 417467
Tell us your experiences and opinions, and help shape and improve local health and social care services. Your voice can bring about real and positive change!
The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Fishponds BS16 2QQ
Tel: 01454 543 402
Corum 2 Corum Office Park, Crown Way, Warmley BS30 8FJ
Tel: 0117 947 4400
The South Gloucestershire Fibromyalgia Support Group have decided to move to quarterly meetings in different areas of the county to be more accessible to people living with fibromyalgia who may not be able to travel or attend evening meetings.
Fibromyalgia can be very isolating and debilitating, which is why ‘Fibro Friends’ will trial a more casual format, meeting in the mornings in Yate, Bradley Stoke, Winterbourne and Alveston once a quarter.
Other fibromyalgia social events will continue to meet on a regular basis:
• ‘Mad Hatters’ is a lovely way of meeting up in different cafés around the region for an opportunity to ‘chill’ with likeminded folk over a cuppa. (You don’t need to be ‘mad’ to join in but it helps!)
• Knit’n’Natter ~ (we call it therapy but no prizes for guessing which is the most productive!) We’d love you to join our regular knitters and crocheters and get to know each other better whilst producing lovely little beanie hats and cot blankets for the Neo Natal Unit at Southmead.
The new programme of events can be found on our website below and in the events calendar on this site. We look forward to welcoming members both new and old. For details please call 0844 887 2403 or click below.
14 The Plain, Thornbury BS35 2BD
Tel: 01454 852715
This three partner GP training practice delivers friendly family medicine at its purpose-built surgery.
24 Hour Emergency Line: 01454 281312
Alternative Out of Hours Number (Frendoc): 0845 1210504
24 St Mary Street, Thornbury BS35 2AT
Tel: 01454 413691
Tel: 01454 412636
Well Aware is a free telephone and online health and wellbeing information directory for everyone in South Gloucestershire. It is also the signposting service for Healthwatch. Well Aware has lots of information on more than 5,000 health, wellbeing and community groups, organisations, activities and services.
The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Bristol BS16 2QQ
Tel: 0808 808 5252
The Wellbeing College is a partnership delivered across South Gloucestershire with the aim of making people happy and healthy through education.
The College offers a range of courses including: mindfulness, managing anxiety, money management, sports and physical activity sessions, art sessions, complementary therapies and activities in the open air such as gardening or nature walks – clilck below to find out more.
NHS information, advice and a guide to services.
Use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, call 999 instead.
24-hour health advice.
The website has a health encyclopedia and a self-help guide.