Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

  This week, 13-19th of May, is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on body image. Body image is loosely summed up as the way we see or perceive our bodies and how we feel about this. It is a critical part of our self-esteem or self-worth.  Having a negative body image or low self esteem are in themselves not mental health problems however they ...
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Managing Hayfever

The pollen count is at its highest between late March and September. This is when hayfever is usually worse as during that time it is warm, humid and windy. Hayfever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, eyes, nose and throat. Hayfever symptoms include: sneezing and coughing a runny or blocked nose itchy, r...
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National Walking Month

  Welcome to national walking month-let us all make steps towards making walking a fun activity and gain the benefits to our general physical and mental wellbeing. Benefits of walking Fun, free and cheap- It is free and simple and remains a popular aerobic activity and a fun way to keep active, to lose weight and to be healthy. Lace up and get ready- walk...
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ME CFS Awareness Week

  CFS/ME awareness week will run from the 6th - 12th of May this year. What is CFS/ME? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). CFS can affect anyone at any age and there are 17 million affected people worldwide – there are 250 000 cases in the UK alone. After many years of patients being turned away and told that ...
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MS Awareness Week

    The 22-28th of April is MS awareness week. MS or Multiple Sclerosis affects 2,500,000 people worldwide and approximately 100 000 people in the UK live with MS. What is MS? Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition that can cause mild to very severe disability, the symptoms are hugely unpredictable and vary significantly from person to person. ...
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Bowel Cancer Awareness

  April is Bowel Cancer awareness month. Why do I need to know about Bowel Cancer? Bowel cancer is an umbrella term for cancer of the colon (large bowel) and rectum (back passage).  According to statistics provided by Cancer Research UK it is the 4the most common cancer in the UK, with 41,804 cases diagnosed per year. Bowel Cancer UK call it the “second biggest...
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Building Stress Resilience

  We all know that stress is a part of life, and you can't always avoid it. We are also aware that prolonged periods of stress can negatively impact your physical and mental health. One of the best ways to manage the effects of stress- because avoiding it completely is not a realistic option -is to try to avoid situations that can cause it, as well as learning to co...
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Walk to Work Day

Walk to Work Day takes place on the 5th of April – it aims to encourage us all to take steps towards incorporating more walking into our day-to-day lives  and gaining the benefits to our general, physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also good for the environment as we can cut down on carbon emissions by not taking the car out as often. Benefits of walking: Fun, free...
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Tick Bite Prevention Week

    Ticks are small spiderlike blood sucking parasites that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood and can carry a host of dangerous diseases which can be transmitted to pets and humans. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur most often during early spring to late summer and in areas where there a...
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World Oral Health Day

World Oral Health Day is celebrated every year on 20th March. Its aim is to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases by promoting good oral health empowering us to maintain a healthy mouth at all ages. Here are some tips for improving oral hygiene: * Regularly brushing your teeth-this will keep your teeth and gums healthy as well as preven...
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