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Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

by mikebell on 14 May, 2018

  Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with stress so that it […]

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Free support to live a healthier life

by mikebell on 6 April, 2018

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to contact North Somerset Council’s Health Trainer service to receive up to 12 free sessions of healthy lifestyle support. Every year the council’s Health Trainer service successfully supports hundreds of local residents to eat healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, exercise more and stop smoking. Appointments for support […]

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Adults living in Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to contact North Somerset Council’s Health Trainer service to receive up to 12 free sessions of healthy lifestyle support this New Year. Every year the service successfully supports hundreds of local residents to eat healthier, drink less alcohol, lose weight, exercise more and stop smoking. To book an […]

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99 patients in the Weston-super-Mare area have faced waits of half-an-hour or more in ambulances outside A&E at Weston Hospital so far this winter, Liberal Democrat analysis has revealed. Of these, 15 faced waits of over an hour. Analysis also shows that local hospitals are suffering from dangerously high bed occupancy rates. Weston Area Health […]

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Clarence Park Health Walk

by mikebell on 27 August, 2017

Walking is a great way to get active, as it’s free and you can start with a low fitness level and build up gradually. Walking groups meet regularly and there are a number of organised health walks led by trained volunteers, lasting between 30-90 minutes. They are the ideal first step for anyone wanting to […]

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World Health Day: Depression – Let’s Talk

by mikebell on 7 April, 2017

Friday 7th April is World Health Day and this year it’s focused on mental health. I’m backing the ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ campaign because it’s time we had a proper talk about depression. One in four people in the UK will suffer with poor mental health at some point in their life. In fact the World […]

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Up to 40% live in poverty in Weston-super-Mare

by mikebell on 22 February, 2017

Authorities are ‘failing’ people in Weston town centre, a councillor has claimed after ‘shocking’ statistics revealed four in 10 households are living in poverty. An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report has revealed the true extent of inequality in Weston, with 39.5 per cent of homes living on the breadline. Central ward councillor Mike Bell […]

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Weston’s GP services have been plunged into a ‘crisis’, with many patients unable to see the same doctor twice and surgeries pushed to the brink financially – while the organisation which could fix the problem stands accused of ignoring the town. Campaigners say there are not enough GPs in the town centre to meet ever-increasing […]

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Foodbanks across the West of England have teamed up with their local councils to offer anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust’s Eat Well, Spend Less cookery and budgeting courses to local people. This is part of a campaign to promote the national Love Food Hate Waste message across the area to tackle the amount of food […]

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Get active with free exercise sessions

by mikebell on 25 August, 2016

Adults living in Weston-super-Mare can apply for a Go4Free activity card allowing them to access up to 20 free and half-price visits at local sport and exercise sessions. There are over 75 to choose from. Classes include yoga, pilates, circuits, spin, aqua aerobics and many more. If stepping straight into a class makes you nervous […]

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