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Weight management & Diet 

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POWeR is a Positive Online Weight Reduction programme to help YOU lose weight. 

What makes POWeR different from other weight loss programmes?

You may have tried other weight loss programmes that may have been helpful for only a short time. 

The POWeR programme will help you to learn about scientifically proven tools that will help you to lose weight long-term.

The POWeR programme will help you to find out what works for YOU

It will help you become your own personal health coach by offering you different POWeR tools to learn each week. You can find out which tools work best for you and fit with your lifestyle. You may also find the tools useful in other areas of your life!! 

A new, easy to use online tool for patients in Hampshire to help with weight reduction.

Power has been developed by experts at Southampton University and Hampshire

County Council is now making this available, free of charge to Hampshire adults with a BMI 25+.

Anyone over the age of 18 can access POWeR for 12 months once they have registered for the programme. This is easy and quick to do by visiting the POWeR website.


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NHS Weight Loss Guide 

12 week weight loss guide combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity.

You get a brilliant information pack for each week of the plan, which is full of advice and tips, plus a brilliant stick-it-on-the-fridge planner to help you track your weekly progress.



Welcome to
Shapeup4life Hampshire

Your new weight management programme commissioned by
Hampshire county council. It is an innovative programme designed by
psychologists, dietitians, exercise specialists and experts in behaviour change.

Mental Health


italk is a FREE service for people suffering from depression and anxiety. They are an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service which is delivered as a partnership between Solent Mind and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Self Referral

Self referral means you don't have to see your GP in order to access italk. click here

Email or call 02380 383920





The following list of resources has been put together in partnership with Whitewater Health Patient Participation Group and Whitewater Health, who kindly agreed to share with Crown Heights Medical Centre

 Introductory Note from Dr Tim Cooper, Clinical Lead and Lead for Mental Health for Whitewater Loddon Primary Care Network

 “Ensuring we have good mental health is always important, but with the challenges of the pandemic and the pressures we are all facing, now more than ever we need to focus on looking after it. 

 Managing our mental health can take many forms; it may be things we can do ourselves to promote resilience and positive mental health or more formal support through your local health service. 

 Self-care is hugely important and focusing on our own needs can often feel selfish when everything is happening around us. But like an airplane emergency you need to put on your own oxygen mask first before helping others. 

 For mental health this might be taking some time back to do an activity you like or something that holds your attention. For others it might be prioritising some time to exercise or be outside. For some it might be 15 minutes with a cup of tea in a quiet place. There is no right way to self-care but at its core its about having time to check in with ourselves. There are some brilliant NHS resources available to help you without a referral and this and these can be accessed at  

 At times self-care might not be enough and your general practice team are here to support you. We have access to mental health workers from MIND who can offer booked appointments to discuss issues further. We have social prescribers from The Red Cross who can support you with periods of isolation, loneliness or other issues.  Our clinical teams are trained to understand your issues and make an appropriate plan with you whether that’s more formal support, medications or signposting.” 

  The following is not an exhaustive list but these apps and links were considered to be among some of the best.

 Young People

ChatHeath For ages 11-19 

Text 07507 332 160

Response time within 24 hours, 8.30-4.30 Monday – Friday

Confidential text messaging service

“It seems like a great resource for both young people, and also parents as it markets on its site. It allows the user to stay anonymous in terms of names and this might appeal to quite a few people who have perhaps been hesitant to get help in the past. It seems very quick and easy to use and it would be especially good for getting advice on issues that are more ongoing - not emergencies - which is great as there are lots of crisis management lines but fewer resources for improving day-to-day mood. It also gives great examples on its site of things people have talked about, which will help people see that their issue is "important enough. i.e. on the site it mentions someone messaging about a bad breakup, which shows this circumstance is a completely valid one to ask for help with.”


121 Counselling For ages 11-25


Young Minds For ages under 18

Includes a list of resources for crisis management.  Features crisis messengers from many different sites. Lots of self-help information available. Also has many blogs to read on a plethora of issues from anxiety to body image and self -harm.


Below are three apps, one for suicide prevention and one that focuses on self-harm prevention:

Stay Alive App  For ages-teens upwards

#stayalive app -  Extremely highly rated app that works towards suicide prevention. Has a feature that allows users to create a safety plan which has been shown to be very beneficial in moments of crisis. Having the plan has proven to help people know what to do when emotions can be very overwhelming.

CalmHarm  For ages -teenagers  

Aims to help prevent self harm amongst teenagers by providing distractions and activities to do in place. Recommended by NHS, has won many awards and is very highly regarded.

DistrACT App  

Helps with understanding distraction techniques to prevent self-harm 




Information and resource for parents/carers of people with mental health issues  

Free to register site for parents who want to educate themselves on mental health to enable them to

understand what their child (or also offers insight into mental health of older people)

Recommended by NHS

Provides e-learning resources from a beginner to a specialist level

Could be very helpful for parents who feel helpless or want to understand what their child is going through better


Happy Maps

Huge list of resources for children of all ages - including help for younger primary school age children

Also offers lots of resources for young people but main part of this site was the support for all ages

Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental health Service (CAMHS)





Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.

Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

Some people think depression is trivial and not a genuine health condition. They're wrong – it is a real illness with real symptoms. Depression isn't a sign of weakness or something you can "snap out of" by "pulling yourself together".

The good news is that with the right treatment and support, most people with depression can make a full recovery.  Please visit the NHS website for more information.


Pocket Medic

Pocket Medic

PocketMedic has worked with NHS doctors, nurses and patients to create a series of short films to help you to manage your health.

You can watch these films as many times as you like and learn from other patients and health care professionals about your condition.

The following films are available for you to watch:

Pre-Diabetes –

Type 1 Diabetes –

Type 1 Teen -

Type 2 Diabetes –

Gestational Diabetes –

BAME T2 Community Intro -


Exercise with Lung Disease –

Chronic Pain –

Wellbeing –

Life after Cancer –

Lymphoedema -

Social Prescribing -

End of Life Care -

Heart Failure –


We hope you will find these films helpful and would love to know what you think.

When you have watched all the films in the series, please let us know by completing 4 very short questions by clicking on the survey link on the first page.

If you have any difficulties accessing the films or have any comments, please email

Ear Wax - Self Treatment

We no longer routinely offer ear syringing to our patients, instead please follow these instructions. Ear Wax - Self Treatment 

Connect to Support Hampshire

Connect to Support Hampshire is an online information and advice guide and directory of services for adults with care and support needs who live in Hampshire.*

This website is intended for all residents who want to find out about local groups, activities and services within the community as well as formal care provision. It is also intended for people who may wish to arrange their own care provision.