Don't forget, waste collections will be a day later than usual all this week after the spring bank holiday.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are also changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.


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.

Medical Advice and Information

Symptom checker and advice on accessing health care.

NHS Coronavirus
Latest information and advice.
Symptom checker and information on illnesses and condition. Used by GPs.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Evidence based guidance and journals on conditions and illnesses.

Mental Health

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.

Mind Somerset
Local information on accessing mental health support.

Young Mind
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.

Reading Well
Mental health book collections chosen by professionals. Available across Somerset Libraries.

Physical Health

One You
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.

Local Health Services

Connect Somerset
Directory of local services and activities relating to health, wellbeing and social care.

Healthy Somerset
Information and advice on physical, mental and sexual health services in Somerset.

Last reviewed: February 29, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: August 29, 2024

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