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Mind Shift (Android|Apple) is a mental health app designed specifically for teens and young adults with anxiety.  Rather than trying to avoid anxious feelings, Mind Shift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety.  It can encourage you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.

Self Help for Anxiety Management (Android|Apple) might be perfect for you if you’re interested in self-help, but meditation isn’t your thing. Users are prompted to build their own 24-hour anxiety toolkit that allows you to track anxious thoughts and behaviour over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s “Social Cloud” feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support.

Happify (Android|Apple) Need a happy fix? With its psychologist-approved mood-training program, the Happify app is your fast-track to a good mood. Try various engaging games, activity suggestions, gratitude prompts and more to train your brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.

The Headspace (Android|Apple) app makes meditation simple. Learn the skills of mindfulness and meditation by using this app for just a few minutes per day. You gain access to hundreds of meditations on everything from stress and anxiety to sleep and focus. The app also has a handy “get some headspace” reminder to encourage you to keep practicing each day

Calm (Android|Apple) provides people experiencing stress and anxiety with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, and relaxing music. This app is truly universal; whether you’ve never tried meditation before or regularly practice, you’ll find the perfect program for you.

Smiling Mind (Android|Apple) is a way to practice daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device. Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. This is really helpful during times of stress and is a fun and unique way to help you put a smile on your mind.


SMEAR CLINICS

We are aware that appointments for regular smear tests have been disrupted by the lockdown and COVID outbreak. So we are going to hold some 'catch up' clinics and we are inviting any of those who have missed out to contact the practice to book a suitable appointment.

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EXEMPTIONS ON FACE COVERINGS

The Scottish Government have advised that people are not required to carry proof that they are exempt from wearing face masks for medical reasons. Exemption letters or certificates are not required and the individual's word should be accepted by relevant organisations.

As such, Practices do not need to provide any proof of exemption for their patients.

For more information on face coverings, visit https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-phase-3-staying-safe-and-protecting-others/pages/face-coverings/


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COVID-19 TEST AND PROTECT PHONELINE NOW LIVE

Any Western Isles resident who develops symptoms of COVID-19 (including a new, persistent cough, high temperature or loss or change in sense of taste or smell) can book a test via the new phoneline on: 01851 601 151

An online booking form is being developed and will be available for use shortly at https://www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot/


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