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Health Matters

Information and support on mental and physical health related matters, City Care, Healthy start vouchers, smoking, gambling and more.

Health Matters
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How to register with a GP

The NHS website provides details of how to register yourself or your children with a GP.

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How to find an NHS dentist

The NHS website can help you find an NHS dentist for yourself or your children, including emergency dentists.

Link to NHS website - Find a dentist


CityCare are a provider of NHS services in Nottingham City (but they are not the NHS).

Link to Citycare website

Sexual Health Services

Nottingham Sexual Health and HIV Service provides a free and confidential service.  Some of the services they offer in the clinic are:

  • Testing for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception
  • Post exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP)

For advice, treatment or to book an appointment, please call on 01159 627 627.  For more information visit: 

Sexual Health Services Website
Better health, let's do this

NHS guide to Better Health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.

There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Let's do this!

Link to NHS Better Health
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Healthy Start card and vitamins


What is Healthy Start?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. Payments will be added to your card every 4 weeks. 

You can use your card to buy: 

  • plain liquid cow’s milk
  • fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
  • fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
  • infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

You can also use your card to collect:

  • Healthy Start vitamins – these support you during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • vitamin drops for babies and young children – these are suitable from birth to 4 years old

If you’re receiving a qualifying benefit and are pregnant or have parental responsibility for at least one child under the age of 4, you can apply online now for the NHS Healthy Start card.

Link to NHS Healthy Start
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Support with Substance use

Change, Grow Live, The Place provide support to people who use substances

Help with Substance use

Stop Smoking

Stub It - Are you thinking about how often you smoke?

Want to stop smoking but don’t know where to start?

Stub it! is a stop smoking service, that offers a 12-week program with trained stop smoking advisors. The team work with you to develop an individual plan to suit you and your patterns of smoking. 

Since 2018, we have seen over 2000 patients and helped nearly 40% of them quit smoking. That's higher than the national average! 

People choose to stop smoking for a number of reasons. Whatever your reason it's worth remembering that smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of early death in the UK. You are making a good choice. Not only will stopping smoking improve your health, but you’ll feel more rested, energetic and have more money too! 

The Stub it! service is available anyone aged 16 or over who lives in Nottingham city. 

If you live outside the Nottingham city boundary you can contact your GP practice for advice or visit to see what services are available in your area.

How to get support from Stub it!

To make getting help as easy as possible we have a range of self-referal options available to you:

  • Make a call - You can call our friendly team on 0115 8240583 option 2 and take the first step towards stopping smoking. If no one is available to take your call please leave a message with your name and telephone number. We will call you back.

  • Complete a form -

  • In person - If face to face is better for you you can pop in and speak to our reception team between 4pm and 8pm Monday to Friday. Please come to our entrance on Angle Row (between Tesco and Pepe's Chicken).

  • Email - We will also accept first contact for referral via email. Please send your name, date of birth, address and contact number to us at: [email protected] 

Who to contact

Telephone: 0115 8240583

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: Website Page - Support for People in Nottingham City


Stop Gambling

Help with Gambling

Gambling-related harms are all of the ways that gambling can have a negative impact on a child or young person’s physical and mental health, their relationships with family and friends, how much money they have, or their school/college work or their job.

For information and advice on gambling related harm in children and young people, its impact on mental health, and to find out where to go to get help in Nottingham, visit Use the tabs at the top right of the webpage to toggle between information for children and young people, parents, and professionals.  

Nott Alone is a dedicated website providing information and support for young people’s mental health across Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire. It includes information for young people aged under 25, parents and carer, and professionals.

Ask Lion, Nottingham City directory of gambling support services: Gambling Support | Ask Lion - Nottingham City Directory



GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. They aim to create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry.

The National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133, provides structured support for anyone who is harmed by gambling.

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