There are a number of health services available in the area that you can book directly saving you the trouble of seeing a GP first. These include.
Physiotherapy in the Health Centre is available by completing the self referral forms available at the first floor physio reception desk. Please take time to give as much clear detail in the form about your main condition. The usual waiting list is currently 23 weeks (Nov 2017) but more urgent cases are picked up from the details on the form and seen sooner. Information on where you are in the queue can be gained at the central admin office at 0141 347 8909.
Meantime please check out their excellent website for information on how you can help yourself with videos and diagrams of useful exercise that you can do to help the problem.
NHS Scotland Inform Physio website
or this site has good information also if you can't find what you need there
Chartered society of physios
Also maybe consider self referral to the Vitality Classes at the New Clydebank Leisure Centre. (see details below)
Podiatry/Chiropody For direst access self referral NHS podiatry services please call 0141 201 1270.
There is also an organisation called Footcare that has trained volunteers staffing a foot clinic to help with toenail trimming and hard skin removal and basic footcare. It is in the Arcadia Business Centre, Miller Lane, Clydebank G81 1UJ. Spaces are limited so book via 0141 280 0129 and it is open Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm. It operates free of charge but they ask users to leave a small donation to cover materials and equipment.
Diet and Exercise
Vitality is a programme of exercise classes that will support you to exercise at a level suitable to your ability. Classes are designed to help build and maintain strength, co ordination, endurance and flexibility.
Vitality classes are suitable for individuals with medical conditions including: stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and are designed to support individuals to make daily life and activities more manageable.
Classes are available in four levels:
- Level 1 : Strength and balance
- Level 2 : Strength and Balance
- Level 3 : Step in Circuit
- Level 4 : Step Up Circuit
All Vitality classes are led by highly trained and experienced instructors, and are designed to be adapted to suit any participant. There is a cost of £2.30 per class.If you are interested in attending vitality class or would like more information please contact your local instructor on the 0141 951 4321
Vitality Classes at the new Leisure Centre Clydebank
ACES http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/aces Launched in response to the increase of childhood obesity, the ACES or Active Children Eating Smart programme helps children and young people, with the support of their families, to lose or maintain weight and make long-lasting changes to their lifestyle. 0800 027 0291
- Helpline on 01389 744650 for a local stop smoking group including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
- Pharmacy Stop Smoking Service where you can drop into a local pharmacy and discuss NRT and weekly support.
- Smoke Free Pregnancy Services providing specialised support for smoking mums to be. Tel: 0141 201 2335
- Smokeline Scotland provides free support and information packs. Midday to Midnight free on 0800 848 484
Alcohol and Drug Addictions
- The CAT team in Clydebank are available to speak to and arrange a consultation on 0141 562 2311.
- The H.E.A.R. service for telephone advice and support for current and former addicts out-of-hours and at weekends on 0141 952 8815
Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Stress
- Primary Care Mental Health Team 01389 828 203 - Provides therapists to help with Depression, Coping, Anxiety, Confidence, Stress and Self-esteem
- Stepping Stones Clydebank 0141 941 2929 - Provides a range of therapies and groups to help. Lots of information on their website. http://www.stepstones.org.uk/
- Living Life - A free telephone based service for people who are feeling anxious or depressed. Phone based CBT therapy and helpfully available 1pm-9pm. 0800 328 9655
- Glasgow Wellbeing http://wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk/ Excellent web based and free site to help with a number of emotional symptoms with many helpful downloads including information booklets and relaxation tapes.
- Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 and www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk provides a confidential telephone line operated by trained people to help support if you are feeling down or depressed. Phone lines open at weekdays from 6pm to 2am and weekends from Friday at 6pm until Monday at 6am
- Mood Juice - http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/ Another excellent web based self help site for anxiety stress depression and other mood and emotional problems.
- STEM4 - www.stem4.org.uk Help for teenagers dealing with depression, anxiety, self harm, eating disorders and addiction.
- BeatingTheBlues - www.beatingtheblues.co.uk An online CBT course helping you understand how your thinking influences feelings and behaviours.
- LLTF - www.lltf.com Free online course covering low mood, stress, and the common problems they may cause.
- YSort-it West Dunbartonshire: Supporting local young people's needs and inspiring them to reach their full potential. Call 0141 941 3308.
- Cruse Scotland http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/ A charity, staffed by volunteers, to give bereavement support to people throughout Scotland. They have teams in the major population areas plus they are able to provide support across the country by phone.
- CARA Project - Challenging And Responding to Abuse - For women in West Dunbartonshire who may have experienced Child sexual abuse, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault or parents whose children have been sexually assaulted. Open Monday to Friday 9-5 call 01389 738595 or 01389 738278.
- Samaratins - A free, safe place to talk any time call 116 123
- CASS - Women's Self Injury Helpline. Emotional support, listening and signposting for women affected by self injury, friends, family and carers. Free Phone 0808 800 8088 Mon-Fri 7pm-10pm Thursday 3pm-6pm. CASS - Confidential-Anonymous-Self-Injury-Support
- Self Injury Support Online resources for self help https://www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk/resource-hub/
Services for Children and Young People - Provided in the Clydebank area by health and council services, including the young families support service, assistance for behavioural and mental health problems, mentoring befriending Tripple P parenting and support for young carers. Various links from this website http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/ or via 0141 562 8800.
Elderly Care – The Community Older People’s Team (COPT) provide co-ordinated help and support offering a wide variety of health and social care services for patients over 65 to support them and their carers in the community. 01389 811760
Cancer Care - supporting the care provided by the practice doctor’s and nurses the McMillan team in Clydebank can be contacted for more advice and support on 01389 608010.
Pain Education Sessions - For anyone who has long term pain (more than 12 weeks). The sessions give better understanding of pain and how to cope with your pain condition better, understand your medication, reduce stress, improve sleep and manage flare-ups. If interested call Pain Concern 0300323 9966 or text 07548229958 for a call back or email email@example.com and visit http://www.painconcern.org.uk/
Carers of West Dunbartonshire - "A place for carers to turn to" with a variety of different support offered to over 18s caring for others at http://www.carerswd.org/
Men's Shed Clydebank.... about helping all men at different stages of their lives by making available opportunities to join other men in creating meaningful, enjoyable mutually agreed activities in a SHED environment" at Dalmuir Community Centre call/text 07866625660 or 07919027382 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/menshedclydebank or http://scottishmsa.org.uk/ for more information