Health & Wellbeing

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Victoria Hospital’s X-ray department is to undergo a makeover Picture: Dorset HealthCare

Hospital X-ray department set for £255,000 makeover thanks to friends

A DEPARTMENT at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital will undergo a major £255,000 revamp next year, it has been announced. The radiology…

Photo by Romy, Pixabay

Impact of pandemic lockdowns leaves many with trauma issues

By Alice Johnsen. I AM seeing a recurrent theme with clients at the moment. It’s about the recovery from lockdown. Not…

Raising children, while rewarding and fun, presents all parents with difficult issues along the way. ParentLine offers confidential support from members of a dedicated NHS team

Help for parents is at hand

Parents and carers of youngsters aged from five to 19 in Dorset can now access support via ParentLine, a…

This season marks changeMain photo by Valentin

Nature is medicine as I remember mum amid chaos of late autumn

by Dr Susie Curtin. Today the sky is the colour of my mood – dark, heavy and full of tears. But…

Shitake mushroomsPhoto by Connie Tucker, Pixabay

Major health benefits of mushrooms

By Fiona Chapman. It is mushroom and toadstool season, and the damp weather has really encouraged all the fungus to…

Spend time away from your smartphone at the start and the end of the day to help get restful and restorative sleep PHOTO: Firmbee/ Pixabay

Why ‘the space in between’ brings clarity and progress

by Alice Johnsen. Now is a favourite time of the year for many of us. It is the calm between the…

Fresh nettle tea used as a last rinse is good for colour, helps to prevent hair loss, thickens, softens and shines PHOTO: Anastacia Cooper/Pixabay

How to give your hair a helping hand

by Fiona Chapman. I may have studied to be a witch, but I don’t really need to look like one! I…

Everything in its right place. PHOTO: El Sun, Pixabay

Why a tidy home is good for you

A MESSY house can cause stress and make it hard to rest in your own home. Fortunately there are some…

Help is a phone call awayPHOTO: Wilfried Pohnke, Pixabay

Psychological price of cost of living crisis

The “cost of living crisis” is a label or tagline that flows off the page very easily. Wherever you look,…

Photo by Phillip Kofler

Aim high with simple goals

This summer has sharpened our focus on climate change and the lifestyles we will need to adapt to survive,…