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Connect for mental wellbeing

When it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships - with family, friends and our wider communities - are important for our mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing means feeling good - about ourselves and the world around us - and functioning…

Constipation

Constipation is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can mean that you're not passing stools regularly or you're unable to completely empty your bowel. Constipation can also cause your stools to be hard and lumpy, as well as unusually large or small.…

Coping with dementia behaviour changes

Dementia can have a big impact on a person's behaviour. It can make them feel anxious, lost, confused and frustrated. Although each person with dementia handles these feelings in their own way, certain behaviour is common in people with the disease. This includes: repeating questions…

Coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. CHD is sometimes called ischaemic heart disease. Symptoms of CHD The main symptoms of CHD are:  angina (chest pain) heart attacks heart failure However, not everyone has the same symptoms and some…

Could your snoring be sleep apnoea?

Snoring can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnoea, which is hard to identify and has serious health risks. Sleep apnoea is very common, but less than one in four sufferers are diagnosed. Although sleep apnoea can affect men and women of all ages, it's most common…

Current jobs and apprenticeships

Find out about current opportunities that are available where you can: volunteer get work experience do a traineeship become an apprentice attend events such as job fairs Each individual opportunity listed includes how to apply and who to contact as well as other relevent information.…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

Day centres and day opportunities

Day centres and day opportunities are services that you can access if you need support to join in activities, get to know your local community and to keep safe. There are a range of different options available, from support to attend a building base service,…

Death and bereavement

Bereavement is a highly personal and often traumatic event. When someone close to you dies you’ll need advice and support. Practical help is available from a funeral director or from your family doctor, but there are also many agencies that can offer more guidance about…

Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way it functions. Water makes up over two-thirds of the healthy…
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