Well Being Help

What is the Common Ailments Service? 

It is a service which your local pharmacist provide. What minor illnesses are covered? 

Illnesses supported within the scheme may differ between locations. Some illnesses covered include: 

  • Back-ache, sprains and strains 
  • Colds 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Constipation 
  • Coughs 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Earache 
  • Haemorrhoids 
  • Hay fever 
  • Head lice 
  • Headache and fever 
  • Heartburn and indigestion 
  • Insect bites and stings 
  • Mild eczema and dermatitis 
  • Minor fungal skin infections 
  • Mouth ulcers 
  • Nappy rash 
  • Sore throat 
  • Teething 
  • Threadworm 
  • Thrush 


Convenient: No need to make an appointment 

Advice: Pharmacist can refer you to a GP if necessary 

Flexible: Many pharmacies are open at the weekend 

What is Help Me Quit Smoking? 

A new unified brand, single free-phone number and new website making it easier for smokers to access help to quit.  https://www.helpmequit.wales/ 

What is Wales Eye Care Service? 

It is for your Eye Health Examination - which includes urgent eye care.   Find out your nearest opticians by entering your postcode on the link. http://www.eyecare.wales.nhs.uk/page/68381 

What is Dewis? 

Dewis Cymru is the place for information about well-being in Wales. They have information that can help you think about what matters to you, along with information about local organisations and services that can help! https://www.dewis.wales (external link) 


  • Being well 
  • Being social 
  • Being at home 
  • Being safe 
  • Managing your money 
  • Children and families 
  • Looking after someone 

What is Family Information Service? (Online) 

The Family Information Service is an online directory run by Cardiff Council. The online directory provides local residents with an online directory of organisations which can help families on a wide range of issues, ranging from health and wellbeing, parenting skills, financial help and housing matters. Click on http://fis.cardiff.gov.uk/index.php for further help.