Did you know you can directly access a number of local support services without being referred by your GP?

  • Bury Live Well Service is Bury Council’s free support service to help people of all ages to make positive changes to their lifestyle. The service has been formed by bringing together the Bury Exercise and Therapy Scheme (BEATS) and the Bury Lifestyle Service.  With a patient–centred approach at its heart, the new combined service provides a single point referral pathway to support people with: Getting more active, more often; keeping mobile, preventing falls and maintaining independence; eating well and maintaining a healthy weight; preventing or coping better with long term conditions; maintaining a healthy mind and managing stress, anxiety or a low mood; sleeping better; reducing how much alcohol they drink; quitting smoking and becoming smoke free; family–wide health and well-being and finding new activities and opportunities to connect with others.  You can find out more about the service here and you can make a self referral here.
  • The Bury Directory contains information and advice on a range of health and social care services.
  • Bury Council offer a Helping Yourself to Wellbeing course which can be accessed by emailing or calling 0161 253 7922.
  • The Healthy Minds service is there for you if you are feeling worried, anxious or stressed.
  • Achieve Bury (GMMH) offers substance misuse services across Bury. Call 0161 271 0020 for more information.
  • Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Telephony and Clinical Services: Patients can call a Freephone telephone number 0333 332 3800 from 8am to 10pm every day of the year.

You can also access the following resources:

  • You can find out more about caring for you and your family on the NHS website.
  • You can access urgent health advice by calling 111 or online at: www.111.nhs.uk. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone. Depending on the situation you will:
    • find out what local service can help you
    • be connected to a nurse, emergency dentist, pharmacist or GP
    • get a face-to-face appointment if you need one
    • be given an arrival time if you need to go to A&E – this might mean you spend less time in A&E
    • be told how to get any medicine you need
    • get self-care advice
  • There are useful and innovative self care apps available.