Posts for Health

Re-opening public toilets in Poughill and Stratton?

By Binzy Reynolds: In response to a previous article concerning public toilets in our area, I have received the following email from Mayor Bob: Hi Binzy, BSTC are also in […]

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Childline campaign helps young people spot ‘peer on peer’ abuse

Not all abuse perpetrated on children and young people is by adults. Often, it can be friends/peers. Childline is now helping young people spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse after […]

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Money awarded for Tai Chi classes in Torridge

Tai Chi South West was set up in Torridge as part of the nationally run Tai Chi for Health organisation. These were initially set up in Holsworthy for the over […]

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A public inconvenience

By Binzy Reynolds:   We all need toilets. When you need to go, you need to go. At home or in an office, it isn’t usually a problem. However, are […]

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Torridge Council promotes It’s OK to Talk message

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Torridge’ s Public Health Team are asking the residents of Torridge to take a minute to check on friends and family and to simply ask […]

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Being open about mental health

  John Harvey is a regular columnist for Exeter Life magazine, and was the former Exeter City Centre Manager and local councillor.  He took part in the RealMenTalk campaign and is an […]

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Speak Out Stay Safe programme in SW

Tens of thousands of children have been learning how to keep safe from abuse thanks to the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe programme (video link) that it runs in primary schools […]

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Older and lonelier?

Info from Devon County Council: Analysis by Bournemouth University’s Ageing and Dementia Research Centre has revealed that almost a fifth of over-75s in the UK go three months or longer […]

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Alzheimer’s society roadshow visits Bude

      People living in Cornwall will have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia next week as the Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow […]

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Illegal tobacco and why it is so dangerous…

From Devon County Council:   Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is visiting Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple on Thursday 30 August between 10am and 5pm to let residents […]

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Students – add vaccines to your prep for uni list

From Cornwall Council: Following yesterday’s A-Level results many students will now be busy getting ready to head off to university…but one thing many students forget to sort before they leave […]

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My hot chocolate challenge

Yesterday, I sat in Bellini’s noticing people drinking sensible drinks like water and tea. I ordered my usual hot chocolate – warm, sweet, chocolatey. It was delicious. It was at […]

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The journey of Ernie (Cherone)

By Helen Shingler: Many of you reading this will already be aware of the journey of baby Ernie Cherone through his Facebook page set up by parents, Louie and Gemma […]

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#coverupmate campaign targets men

Adapted from post by Cornwall Council: Men who spend long periods of time outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against the sun, perhaps because many have a tendency not […]

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Bude dementia-friendly walking group

Sitting at my desk at Wharf Studio, a gentleman came in with a poster. I was thrilled to see that Bude has a dementia-friendly walking group. As many of you […]

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