coldWe are keen to help patients and empower them to find good evidenced based information on how to manage their illness or medical condition.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.



Sexual health advice and information

Contraception advice and shared experiences for young women

Use the website for accurate and helpful information.




Back and Joint Pain

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Self referrals will now be handled by telephone.  The service is operated by the Musculoskeletal Assessment & Triage Service (MATS) which is hosted by NHS24 and the telephone number is: 0800 917 9390. The MSK link opposite provides all the information you will need to manage back or joint pain, including exercise videos.




Smoking Advice Service

NHS Grampian's Smoking Advice Service offers help to anyone who wants to, or who is considering, giving up smoking.  We have a team of eight advisors working across Grampian who provide a friendly, person-centred and non-judgemental service.  


If you would like our support to help you become smokefree, or for general information and advice, please contact us by:

  • Freephone 0500 600 332 (calls from mobiles may be charged) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
  • Text 'ADVICE' to 82727
  • E-mail:



Mental Health  


Distress Brief Interventions (DBIs) are an innovative way of supporting people in distress.

The need to improve the response to people presenting in distress has been strongly advocated by people who have experience of distress and by front line service providers, resulting in the DBI pilot.

DBI consists of two parts, with part 1 seeing trained front-line health, police, paramedic and primary care staff help ease any individual.  They then ask the person if they would like further support and, if they agree, they are referred to the DBI service with a promise of contact within the next 24 hours to start providing further face-to-face support.

Part 2 is provided by commissioned and trained third sector staff who contact the person within 24-hours of referral and provide community-based problem solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting.

  Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) is a free self-help approach for managing stress, anxiety, low mood and mild to moderate depression. LLTTF takes a good practice evidence based approach and is based upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

 MoodJuice:This site is designed to help you think about emotional problems and work towards solving them. Emotional problems are often the mind and body’s way of saying that something needs to be changed in our life.


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