Health Advice

This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on how to manage their long-term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment from a clinician and gives patients advice on several topics. 


New: Support Whilst Waiting webpage now live!
The new Children and Young People’s Support Whilst Waiting webpage is now live, for those waiting to access children's community therapy and mental health services in Solihull. As a system we are working to improve waiting times for children, young people and their familiars, but we recognise that some are waiting longer than we would like. The webpage contains resources such as support groups, age-appropriate support, advice and signposting to support families whilst they wait. 

Partners across Solihull have also come together to ensure support for residents is visible alongside up to date information about waiting times which can be found here.

New: Cardiac rehabilitation patient questionnaire

Cardiac rehabilitation is a programme of exercise, education, and psychological support. It has been shown to:  

  • Reduce hospital admissions 
  • Reduce the number of cardiovascular disease related deaths 
  • Reduce the risk of further cardiovascular events 
  • Improve quality of life 

Nationally, only half of all patients eligible for this service access it. There are many reasons for this, and NHS Birmingham and Solihull, along with other NHS partners, are keen to understand why. We intend to work with our partners to act on feedback, and support patients to access and complete these programmes in a way that is most suitable for them. 

Please use this questionnaire, and to patients who have had a cardiac event in the six months prior to COVID-19, or in the last six month. A paper version can also be found here. Responses will be anonymous, however the overall outcomes of the survey will be shared on the BSol Healthy Hearts website.


PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES                                                              

Here2Help Here2Help (                                                 

Preparing for winter leaflet (

Alcohol/Drugs – SIAS - Contact Us - SIAS (

Alcohol and drinking |

Domestic Abuse – 

Birmingham and Solihull Womens Aid BSWA

Help and advice about domestic abuse (

Drugs and drug abuse |

Sexual Health – Umbrella Our services - Umbrella Health

Sexual health |

Stop Smoking – Gateway Lifestyle Services Solihull Lifestyle Service Referral Form | Gateway Family Services (

Stop Smoking Solihull

Healthy Weight Solihull Lifestyle Service Referral Form | Gateway Family Services (

Healthy weight |

Healthy lifestyles programme for families with children aged 4-16years (up to 25 with additional needs) Eat Well Move More - Solihull On The Move

Keeping Active

Universal services Get Moving - Solihull On The Move

Targeted and referral services Get Support To Be Active - Solihull On The Move

Physical activity |

Healthy Heart: Birmingham and Solihull Healthy Hearts | Birmingham and Solihull Healthy Hearts (

Winter warmth campaign - Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

For advice and support please ring the Winter Warmth Helpline on 0121 704 8080, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Preparing for winter leaflet (

Damp and mould Damp, mould and condensation (

Reporting damp and mould for Solihull Council Housing Tenants Report damp and mould concerns - Solihull Community Housing


Money advice (

Children and Families

Healthy Start: Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start)

Health visiting/School Nurse: Universal Health Services (

Guide on Common Childhood illnesses Common childhood illnesses - A Guide for Parents and Carers of children from 0-5 years (


Vaccination and Immunisation |

Healthy Ageing

Falls prevention Help to prevent falls |

Strength and balance Strength & Balance Exercise - Solihull On The Move

Making your home safe Safe homes (