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Encouraging older people to take it easy is damaging their health and costing the UK billions in social care, experts say. Keeping fit and physically active staves off the need for extra support - but older people are often mistakenly told they should rest, they said. They argue that the…
Inadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today. A study found that those who got less than five hours a night found it difficult to function effectively during the day – with people forgetting to carry…
Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said. Many men work in industries where a "macho culture" exists which may prevent them from opening up about their feelings, mental health charity Mind said. The charity raised concerns that many men do not feel…
Marks & Spencer is to host fortnightly mental health chat sessions in 11 stores as part of a project fronted by comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax The Frazzled Cafe meetings will allow people to meet to talk and share personal stories "in a safe, anonymous and non-judgmental environment", the retailer…
Researchers undertaking Scotland’s first long-term study of the health, economic and social circumstances of people aged 50-plus are now seeking insight from individuals across Scotland. Experts from the University of Stirling-led Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) pilot study are now contacting 50-plus residents to take part in the vital survey.…
New guidance published by Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans will help to evaluate 'how the Social Services and Well-being Act is having a real, positive, impact on people’s lives'. The minister has published the new approach for all local authorities in Wales as part of the…
Gradually it comes into focus, when you step back from the routine. Words and acts of kindness – even very small – are part of what makes us human and makes our lives liveable. The Carnegie UK Trust/Joseph Rowntree Foundation collaboration to find out more – noticing, checking out the…
Northern Ireland's Western Trust has launched the new Autumn prospectus for the Recovery College which offers people a range of free educational courses and workshops designed to promote well-being and recovery. The courses aim to help people recognise and develop their own personal resourcefulness and resilience, become experts in their…
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