Health and Wellbeing

Making time to look after your own health and wellbeing is very important for everyone. In Dundee, there are many things that you can do to keep yourself as well as possible.

MyLife Dundee Portal

The MyLife Dundee Portal has many resources, groups, information and support that can be tailored to your interests, needs and abilities.

  • Online Account

    Set up an account on the site and add in what type of information you would like to receive.

  • Instant Resources

    Advice for care and support, getting around, help at home, housing, meals services, money, safety, and much more

For more information visit:
https://dundee.mylifeportal.co.uk/home/

Short Breaks

Taking time out for yourself and the person you care for is important. Dundee Carers Centre’s Short Breaks Team can help you to arrange a short break.

Whether you have an idea for a break or need some help to decide, the Short Breaks Team can meet you to discuss what can suit you best, and arrange this with you.

01382 200422
[email protected]
http://www.shortbreaksforcarers.org.uk

Access Short Break Services Statement here >>

Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre

The Dundee & Angus Independent Living Centre has access to a wide range of information on equipment and services for people with a disability.

The Centre is a place to try things out, free of charge. You can just turn up during opening hours. Or, better still, make an appointment and we can show you round.

There is more information available on their website:
https://ilda.scot/

Moving and Handling

Dundee Carers Centre offers free moving and handling awareness sessions to unpaid carers, in their own home, who provide care for a family member, friend and neighbours with restricted mobility. The training is for carers aged over 18 and can be tailored to suit individual needs.

For more information or to request training, contact Dundee Carers Centre on 01382 200422.

The Community Health Team

The Community Health Team is a partnership between NHS Tayside, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, Dundee City Council which provides capacity-building support to local peopleand practitioners to develop activities that will improve physical and mental health and wellbeing in designated communities in the city.

For more information click here.

Also, see their What’s On schedule for your area.

Dundee Association for Mental Health

Dundee Association for Mental Health provides facilities within the community for people suffering from or recovering from the effects of mental health challenges. We believe that an emphasis should be placed on the concept of recovery. A charitable organization who provide group and 1-1 support for individuals with severe and/or enduring mental health difficulties.

Access website here.

The Dundee Keep Well Community Team

The Dundee Keep Well Community Team can offer you a free health check if you are over the age or 18 and help look after a friend or family member who needs your support due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction?

  • Find out more information here.
  • For contact details in your area, please refer to the NHS Tayside website here.

Dial-Op & Go

  • Dial-OP’s Blether Buddies offers telephone befriending to adults experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, social isolation. Telephone calls take place on a weekly basis and create an opportunity for people to engage with ordinary conversation and re-connect with their community.
  • Dial-OP Morning Call provides daily outreach telephone calls to vulnerable people in Dundee in the morning. The purpose of the service is to check in on people who are otherwise alone, or potentially vulnerable to harm, falls, or ill-health. Calls take place at a prearranged time, usually between 8am and 10am, Monday to Friday, and are an opportunity to provide reminders of social and medical commitments.
  • Dial-OP Information Line allows callers to gain easy access to the information they need in a timely manner, providing them with the answers they are looking for, or offering guidance on where to go if they require more in-depth advice, via signposting or referral. Enquiries relate to a broad variety of issues, including but not limited to social connections, transport, financial and legal matters, housing, volunteering and health and wellbeing.

The GO Project provides one-to-one practical and emotional support to individuals and allows them to access appointments, social activities or social groups of their choice, as a way of promoting social engagement and enhancing their physical and mental wellbeing. Volunteers are paired up with service users to help them overcome their anxiety and build their confidence to be able to access new and unknown environments.

Dial-Op & Go welcomes self-referral, referral through family, friends or through local services.

 

CHEX

CHEX began in 1999 and is part of the Scottish Community Development Centre and we receive funding from NHS Health Scotland. The CHEX team has a variety of backgrounds in; community-led health, housing, NHS and local authority.

CHEX supports and promotes community development approaches to health improvement. They provide support to a network of community-led health initiatives and their public sector partners who are tackling health inequalities in communities across Scotland. CHEX works at two levels:

  • Strategically we support community-led health initiatives to engage with policy makers. We are also involved in a range of national working groups as appropriate.
  • Operationally we help link community-led health initiatives, voluntary organisations and public sector agencies together. Supporting effective community development practice to a wide range of health improvement interventions.

To learn more about CHEX please click here.

Are you finding things difficult?

That’s okay. Caring for someone will have its challenges. It’s just important you know that there is help and support out there for you.

Get in touch

We will be happy to help.