The Sound Doctor provides bite-sized films, easy to understand, easy to watch.

They are a proven, effective way to help people manage long-term conditions

On this page you will find some sample videos from The Sound Doctor's extensive library as well as drop down boxes which will highlight the relevant links on The Sound Doctor website so you can view the full range of educational videos available.

It features resources for:

Dementia COPD Diabetes
Heart Failure Back Pain Keeping well at work
Ageing well at home Weight Loss Surgery Lifestyle choices

Some courses are also available - select the links below to find out more:

Sleep Mental Health Diabetes COPD

The films are available here.


The section covers:

  • UNDERSTANDING DEMENTIA
  • THE SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA
  • DISCOVERING YOU HAVE DEMENTIA
  • PLANNING AHEAD
  • CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA
  • LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

We'll guide you on your journey from diagnosis to the later stages of dementia and explain how you can make life easier.

There’s advice on how to communicate and cope with changing behaviour, how to plan ahead and manage personal and financial affairs and how to make you can live well at home for as long as possible.

Some of the films may contain a small amount of information you may find upsetting but if you watch them all you'll find yourself more able to cope positively with dementia and live well with it.

The films are available here

A course is also available here


The section covers:

  • UNDERSTANDING COPD
  • GETTING STARTED
  • EXACERBATIONS AND BREATHLESSNESS
  • MEDICINES
  • GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR INHALERS
  • LIVING WELL WITH COPD
  • ASTHMA


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

This series of films will help you understand more about COPD - whether you've had the condition for a long time or been recently diagnosed.

The films will help you really understand what COPD is and give practical advice on how to reduce the risk of exacerbations, to use your inhalers more effectively and to make sure you get the most out of life.

We've interviewed a wide range of experts who'll give you the information you need to take control of your COPD.

There’s a lot you can do to make life easier. If you watch these films we hope you'll cope better with breathlessness and have fewer flare-ups.

The films are grouped into a few categories. Use them how you want and consider watching the ones that matter to you more than once. 

The films are available here

A course is also available here


The section covers:

  • Understanding Diabetes

  • Beginning to take control

  • Diet and Exercise

  • Staying in control

  • Medicines

  • Complications

  • Patient stories


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

 

This series of films will help you understand more about diabetes - whether you've had the condition for a long time or been recently diagnosed.

There’s masses of useful, practical advice about diet, activity, blood glucose monitoring and medicines you may be prescribed. Our aim is to help you avoid the complications of diabetes.

We've interviewed a wide range of experts who'll give you the information you need to take control.

We wish you the very best and do remember there's a lot you can do to make life easier.

The films are available here

 

The section covers:

  • OVERVIEW

  • SYMPTOMS

  • TREATMENTS AND PREVENTION

  • LIVING WITH HEART FAILURE

  • PATIENT STORIES


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

This series of films will help you to understand what heart failure is, explain some of the common symptoms and give practical advice on how to cope and make sure you get the most out of life.

We’ve interviewed people who have heart failure and a wide range of experts to give you the information you need to take control of your condition.

The films are available here


The section covers:

  • UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN
  • COPING WITH BACK PAIN
  • THERAPIES THAT MAY HELP
  • CASE STUDIES
  • EXERCISES


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

If you've got low back pain life can be pretty miserable. It can stop you doing the things you enjoy and keep you off work as well as being incredibly painful.

We hope that after watching these short films you'll feel much more confident and better equipped to deal with your back pain and stop it happening again.

You don't have to watch all the films and you can watch them in any order. But there's something in all of them that'll help you recover or cope better with your pain.

You may find the case studies helpful - remember, you're not alone! - and the simple exercises explained in the last section can help you keep your back in good shape for life!

 

The films are available here.
 

Topics covered include:

  • Your mental health
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Workplace relationships
  • Relaxation and Mindfulness Exercises
  • Management structure and Culture
  • Sleep
  • Your office environment
  • Building activity into your working day
  • Diet and nutrition


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

Within all these subject headings we have a number of films increasing understanding of the issues involved and giving advice and practical tips for dealing with them.

Most of us spend a lot of time at work, and so it’s very important to make sure we are as happy and healthy in the workplace as we can be. We have interviewed leading national and international experts, covering a wide range of workplace issues, all related to our health and wellbeing. Even if you don’t think you have any problems yourself, our library of over 50 films about keeping well at work, will have information to help you assist friends, colleagues and team members who might be struggling. There is a wealth of information broken down into coherent, bite sized chunks. Sleep, for example, is something we all do, but we’re not all very good at it. If you haven’t taken the issue of sleep seriously, or accept a poor sleep pattern as inevitable, these films are for you.

All our information is designed to prevent or manage health problems caused by your work environment

 

The films are available here

The section covers:

  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Hydration
  • Nutrition
  • Oral hygiene
  • Alcohol
  • Having Care at home
  • Falls
  • End of Life discussions


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

This series of films will help you to learn more about some of the main issues we all face as we get older. Once we understand why certain things happen, we can take steps to prevent them and improve our lives at home. In the films you’ll find information about a wide variety of issues, ranging from Falls to Loneliness to Nutrition to Alcohol problems.

We’ve interviewed an extensive number of experts and older people, to give you lots of practical advice and tips to help you live better at home.

The films are available here.

The section covers:

  • Thinking about surgery
  • Before having surgery
  • Three types of surgery
  • Life after surgery
  • Making the final decision


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

If you’re thinking about bariatric surgery you’re probably pretty fed up and desperate to lose weight.

But weight loss surgery is not an easy option. It’s not a magic cure and will change what and how you eat forever. It takes a lot of commitment from you to make a success of surgery but if you do put in the effort it can have many benefits.

We hope that after watching these short films you’ll feel able to make the right decision about whether to go ahead with surgery. It’s not an easy decision and it’s not an easy option.

The films will also explain how to make the most of the opportunity if you do decide to go ahead with surgery.

You can watch the films in any order and go at your own pace. But you should watch all of them if you want to make the best decision and really understand what’s involved. You may find it helpful to watch them in order, starting from the top.

The films are available here


Notes from The Sound Doctor website:

The Sound Doctor collection of short, stylised animations explains how making simple lifestyle choices can improve quality of life and prevent ill health.

Beautifully drawn and engaging to watch, they nudge people into becoming more active and eating more healthily. These are subtle, suggestive works with key health messages embedded in them.

These are silent movies which can be used effectively on public screens.

They cover topics such as:

  • HEALTHY WEIGHT
  • PORTION SIZE
  • SUGARY DRINKS
  • REGULAR MEALS
  • METABOLISM
  • HIDDEN SUGAR
  • SCREENS
  • EXERCISE
  • SNACKING
  • POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES
  • & SONGS TO USE IN HEALTH CAMPAIGNS