Health and Wellbeing: Flu jab | Warm homes scheme | Every Mind Matters | NHS app

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Flu vaccine available now

Nasal spray


The flu vaccination is free for over 65s, pregnant women, people with long term conditions, carers and children between the ages of 2 and 11. If you are in an at-risk group, you are more likely to develop complications from flu such as pneumonia, so the NHS recommends you have a vaccine each year to help protect yourself. Contact your GP or pharmacist to get the flu jab soon.


If you have a child who is 2 or 3, you should get a letter from your GP surgery about their vaccination. Primary school children will be offered their vaccination at school. For children, the vaccination is a quick and easy nasal spray.


If you aren’t eligible for the free jab and want to protect yourself, you can make an appointment with your nearest pharmacy which is offering the service. The jab will cost approximately £7 – £13.

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Warm homes scheme

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You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2019 to 2020 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March.

There are two ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:

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Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health. The new ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.


The campaign provides useful resources to help you spot the signs of common mental health concerns, offering practical self-care tips and guidance, and explains when to seek further support. There is a free NHS-approved online tool which helps you build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, improve your sleep and help you feel more in control.

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Download the NHS app

NHS app

The NHS has launched an app where you can:

  • book and cancel appointments
  • view your record
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • check your symptoms

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