Online information, tools & resources

Below is a range of trusted resources which provide information and links to sites, focusing on health and wellbeing.

You'll also find a link to a map which shows where citizens of Leeds can gain digital skills learning, and gain access the internet, for free.

Have a good look around so you know what's in this toolkit, and feel free to share widely in your conversations and communications with colleagues, friends, patients, carers and citizens alike.


NHS Digital has released a first (beta) version of an App Library.  This provides you with evidence based/trusted apps that can be used by professionals and/or recommended for use to those accessing services

If you can't find what you're looking for on the approved app library (above), ORCHA is an organisation that the NHS is working with.  They review all of the health and care applications on a daily basis, using a robust screening and scoring system; then they put them on their website in highest score order per 'health' area.  

Leeds Directory is a source of information on a wide range of services and organisations which can accessed online or via the telephone help line 0113 391 8333, they can also send out printed information upon request.

Leeds City Council have provided a whole range of information and useful links offering advice and services on health and wellbeing.

NHS Choices provides comprehensive and trusted advice on conditions, services, and products.

MindWell has been developed within the NHS as a single 'go to' place for information about mental health in Leeds.  There's a range of self-help information and a place to self refer to access services, if required. 

It is aimed at both the public and mental health professionals.

There are hundreds of digital skills sessions every month in Leeds Libraries.  There is something for all abilities and interests, from basic skills around using digital and getting online, to using IT for employment and office skills, and learning the basics of programming.  

Find organisations local to you in Leeds where you can get online for free, and access support to improve your digital skills

Access the online 24 hour library - reserve and renew eBooks and eAudio, use premium reference websites, request information, and chat to a librarian online.


Patients and healthcare professionals visiting GP surgeries in Leeds can connect to the internet using free WiFi.  This will allow people sat in waiting rooms to have secure access to emails, as well as being able to browse social media and web content for example NHS Choices and current affairs.  

Your phone could save your life

Message from the Ambulance Service 

for those of us that carry mobile phones, you could help the emergency service by storing one or more of your contacts as an emergency contact person.  This idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents there were always mobile phones with patients but they didn't know which number to call. 

All you need to do is store the number(s) of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency using either your contacts app (Andriod phone), or health app (iPhone). 

Andriod Note: You can select and deselect ICE contacts by editing a person within your contacts app; select 'groups' and use the check box to either tick/untick them into the ICE group.

What can the internet offer me?

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Digital skills Learning with 'Learn my Way'

For practitioners, patients & citizens

Good Things Foundation and Learn my Way have produced a range of free courses to help people learn about using a computer safely, and get the most out of being online

Digital skills Learning with 'Barclays'

For practitioners, patients  & citizens
Select 'Learning for me', and get going on boosting your knowledge with Barclay's fab range of tutorial articles, focusing on key digital areas.