Managing Your Health

Help For People 60+ Living In Cross Gates

Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme works with and for older people to reduce loneliness and isolation, support independence, promote healthy lifestyles and try new things. People over the age of 60 and who live on the Cross Gates side of York Road can access their services. Click here for more information.

Help For Carers

Are you a Carer?  

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care looking after someone due to illness, disability, mental health issues or substance misuse problems.

Dr Taylor and partners understand the demands of the caring role and want to ensure our carers feel supported by their practice.

We have a carers champion – Cathy who is a member of our team. Cathy’s role is to promote services that help to improve the health and wellbeing of our carer population and to identify those patients who are a carer. 

In order to help our carers, we first need you to tell us you are caring for someone.  So please inform our receptionists if you are a carer.  We will log this on your medical record and can refer you to Carers Leeds who will inform you of services available to you, or benefits you may be entitled to receive, they can guide you in the right direction. 

We can complete a referral form on your behalf and a support worker from carers Leeds will contact you or we can give your contact details to our own support worker, April, who will call you. If you don’t want to speak to anyone at the moment you could have a look at their website and contact them when you are ready.

Help For People 60+ Who Live In Halton Moor, Osmondthorpe Or Sutton Estate

Hope is a project set up to enable older people in Halton Moor, Osmondthorpe and Sutton Park to keep their independence by providing practical help, advice and support for people aged 60+   For further information click on this link.

Mental Health And Wellbeing

Find out more about the Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service – click here for further information.

Feel like you’ve had enough?  See Leeds Crisis Card for services click here.

Safe Zone – one to one support for 11 – 17-year-olds offering emotional and practical support.  Click here for further details.

Stay Alive app is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. The app also links you directly to local and national crisis resources and if a resource isn’t listed, you can simply add in your own.

The app is available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store and was developed by Grassroots Suicide Prevention, with funding support from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Network Rail and Switchplate.

Calm Harm is an app that provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice a change.

The app is available on Google Play and the iTunes App Store and is also featured on the NHS apps library.

Both apps are free to download and while these are useful aids in the treatment they should not replace them.

Eating Disorders – An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill.

It can involve eating too much or too little or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape.

But there are treatments that can help and you can recover from an eating disorder.

Men and women of any age can get an eating disorder, but they most commonly affect young women aged 13 to 17 years old.

If you think you may have an eating disorder, even if you’re not sure, see a GP as soon as you can.

You can also talk in confidence to an adviser from the eating disorders charity Beat by calling their adult helpline on 0808 801 0677 or youth helpline on 0808 801 0711.

OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) Action provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.  Click here for more information.

National Diabetic Programme

Most people would be shocked to know that around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.

There are currently 3.4 million people with Type 2 diabetes in England with around 200,000 new diagnoses every year. The good news is Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.  There is strong evidence which demonstrates how changes supporting people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.

If you have been identified as pre-diabetic and would like to attend one of the Diabetes Prevention Programmes contact the surgery to request a referral.

Services and Activities in Your Community

Linking Leeds connects people age 16+ to services in their community click below to see services on offer.

End of Life Care

End of Life Care – We work closely with other services to help support people and their families at this very difficult time. Together as a team, we work with individuals and their families to address physical, emotional, social, spiritual and financial issues.

The core team includes a GP, District Nurse and MacMillan Nurse.

Please book with your GP if you or someone you care for needs help now.

Other Useful Sites

NHS choices page on end of life care.

St Gemma’s hospice