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STRESS AWARENESS MONTH

https://www.stress.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-month APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH The Stress Management Society has lots of information and resources. The Theme this year is: ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’. … The research identified that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since the COVID-19 restrictions began in March 2020. Lots of other organisations provide help and information as well

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Picnic in the Parks

Picnic in the Parks has moved online as an interactive map. They offer information and inspiration for exploring your local Dorset area as well as ideas for fun health and nature-related activities. You can find it on the Step Into Nature website at https://www.dorsetaonb.org.uk/picnic-in-the-parks/

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Covid Social Study – sleep

I have been participating in this study run by University College London or many months now, which involves filling out a questionnaire every month or so. Some interesting results are now emerging for instance: “Quality of sleep has deteriorated by 39% over the past year. In March 2020, 13% of people were getting ‘very good’

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HEALTH WALKS IN SHAFTESBURY

Re-started this week – a great selection of walks to choose from. Tuesday • Sunrise Walk – 0715 from Barton Hill Car Park SP7 8QA – 90 minutes with Peter and Robert – walk starts promptly at 0730 Wednesday • Starter Walk – 1015 from town hall, walk starts promptly at 1030 – 30 minutes

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Mental Health Wellbeing Academy

Skills and Learning Adult Community Education have set up the Mental Health Wellbeing Academy https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/mental-health-and-wellbeing-academy “Welcome to our Mental Health and Wellbeing Academy. Here you will find a range of courses that have been designed to teach you about Mental Health and how to support others who may be experiencing mental health issues. All of

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Would you like Face-Face Coaching?

Can you get to Ferndown? A little bit outside of our area but as this is quite hard to find at the moment I am including it. M.O.A.T. 1-2-1 Coaching Management of Anxiety and Recovery from Trauma http://www.thebusstopclub.co.uk This new 1-2-1 coaching course has been running since September at the Turbary Resource Centre, and is open to

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COVID VACCINATION SURVEY

I have been asked by Healthwatch Dorset to bring people’s attention to this survey. As the vaccination programme is so important to people’s mental health in one way or another I am featuring it here. Learning from public feedback In response to Covid-19, the NHS has launched one of the largest ever public vaccination programmes.

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GREEN GANG GILLINGHAM

News from Co-ordinator, Bob Messer, if you are interested in joining contact him by: Email: bobmesser @hotmail.comPhone: 07419211797 Hi folks, The Green Gang has met twice so far since getting permission to restart. The first time we put up a new sign in Withywood and the second time put 75 young trees into pots at

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DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT

From Dorset Council newsletter: “Domestic abuse support is still available in Dorset. Please reach out, you are not alone. Home is not a safe place for everyone during lockdown, which can leave people feeling trapped. Anyone experiencing domestic abuse is reminded they can still get confidential advice and support. If you are a Dorset Council

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