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  • Posted Jun 24, 2020

    Feeling a little scrambled?

    By Polly Durrant

    With so much to process every day, our minds are struggling to keep up. It’s worth making a little time to find some peace and gain a little clarity - here are five simple ways to replace negative thoughts and take a dose of self-compassion.

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  • Posted Jan 29, 2020

    How to tackle cravings and urges

    By Lauren Bishop

    This simple method will help you deal with cravings for any unhealthy and/or addictive habit.

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  • Posted Dec 20, 2019

    Rethink your drink

    By Matt Fisher

    Have you ever taken a break from alcohol? The benefits of cutting back are many!

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  • Posted Oct 25, 2019

    Get Your NHS Health Check Now!

    By Lauren Bishop

    These free checkups for 40-74 year-olds will tell you whether you're at risk of developing certain health problems.

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  • Posted Sep 26, 2019

    NHS Eatwell Plate

    By Matt Fisher

    Want to change your eating habits? The NHS Eatwell plate shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

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  • Posted Sep 6, 2019

    We Are Undefeatable

    By Matt Fisher

    1 in 4 people live with at least one long-term health condition – you are not alone, we are here to support you. Being active reduces the risk of developing some conditions by up to 40 per cent and can reduce the severity of many health conditions

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