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Self Help

Welcome to the 'Self Help' area of One Link. From here we hope  you can find helpful information that will answer your questions or at least point you in the right direction for information.

Below are a list of topics that we hold information for. Whilst they may seem daunting please remember that many of the symptoms are often nothing more than natural changes in you, so don't automatically think the worst

Please remember - whilst this site will give you lots of useful information, if you are concerned you may be suffering from any of the Conditions or Symptoms please contact your GP or other health professional.

If you think  any of the topics below apply to do click the link to get related information.

  • Dementia
    Dementia is the loss - usually gradually - of mental abilities such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning.

  • Depression
    Depression is a serious illness. Health professionals use the terms 'depression', 'depressive illness' or 'clinical depression' to refer to something very different from the common experience of feeling miserable.

  • Memory Loss
    Memory Loss

  • Parkinson's Disease
    Parkinson's Disease

  • Carers
    Information for carers

  • Carer (Age 60+)
    Older Carers

  • Asthma

  • Arthritis

  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
    Motor Neurone Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / (ME)
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)

  • Diabetes

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Osteoporosis

  • Stroke
    Strokes and TIAs

  • Self Directed Support and Personalised Budgets
    Personalised Budgets are designed to help people take control of their own social care budgets, manage their own support and choose the services that suit them best using the money from different areas more flexibly. The person is at the centre of the planning process as they are best placed to understand their own needs.

  • Heart disease
    Heart disease

  • Alzheimer's disease
    Alzheimer's disease

  • Angina

  • Hearing impairment
    Hearing impairment

  • Hypertension

  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / (CFS)
    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Sight impairment
    Sight impairment

  • Tinnitus
    The word 'Tinnitus' comes from the Latin word for 'ringing' and is the perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sound.

  • Huntingtons Disease

    Huntington's disease is an inherited disease of the brain, for which there is no cure.

    The disease damages the nerve cells in the brain causing deterioration and gradual loss of function of areas of the brain. This affects movement, cognition (perception, awareness, thinking, judgement) and behaviour.

    Huntington's disease was originally called Huntington's chorea, after the Greek word for dancing, as the associated involuntary movements can look like jerky dancing.


  • Fibromyalgia (FM)

    Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body. The condition affects the muscles, tendons and ligaments (bands of tissue that connect bone to bone), resulting in widespread pain, fatigue and extreme sensitivity to pain.

    The name fibromyalgia comes from the Latin word 'fibro', meaning fibrous tissues (tendons, ligaments), 'my' meaning muscles, and 'algia' meaning pain.

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  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

    Social phobia is sometimes called social anxiety disorder. Social phobia is not just shyness, it is more severe than this. With social phobia you get very anxious about what other people may think of you, or how they may judge you. As a result you have great difficulty in social situations which can affect your day-to-day life.


  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder - previously known as manic depression - is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. If you have bipolar disorder you will have periods, or ‘episodes’, of depression and mania.