Where can I go for reliable health information online?
To help you find reliable health information quickly and easily, below is a list of key online providers of health information. All organisations are either national or local leaders in their field, with up to date and accessible information you can trust.
If you would like more information about how to assess whether a website is providing reliable health information, check out our quick guide.
Medical Advice and Information
Symptom checker and advice on accessing health care
Latest information and advice
Symptom checker and information on illnesses and condition. Used by GPs.
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)
Evidence based guidance and journals on conditions and illnesses
Every Mind Matters
Practical mental health advice and information for all ages. Provided by the NHS
Information and advice on mental illness, including specific advice relating to coronavirus
Local information on accessing mental health support
Mental Health advice relating to young people
Information about men’s mental and physical health, including suicide prevention.
Advice if you are feeling suicidal or worried about someone.
Mental health book collections chosen by professionals. Available across Somerset Libraries
Practical advice and information on healthy lifestyles. Provided by the NHS
Sport England: Join the Movement
Tips and advice on getting active indoors and outdoors.
Library Health Services
Library Health Offer
Details on our health book collections and accessible services.
Health and Wellbeing Videos
Range of videos created by Somerset Libraries staff to help keep our minds and bodies healthy