Self Help

The Tee, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have made available a number of free online courses which are designed to help people of all ages cope during the pandemic.

They include information about how to avoid catching/spreading the virus, what immediate feelings you may have and common reactions, managing your mental health at this time, managing isolation and social distancing, self-care, supporting children and young people. Please click HERE to access the courses.

It is often possible to treat minor ailments and illnesses without the need to see your GP or Practice Nurse.

The website contains lots of information about what symptoms to look for and how to treat yourself.

You should of course always seek medical advice if your symptoms do not improve as expected.

Some examples are given below and you can search if your problem is not listed.

Help and advice is also available from your local Pharmacist.

Common Cold

Flu (Influenza)

Head Lice


Gastroenteritis (sickness & diarrhoea)