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Nature, disconnection and depression

Depression is on the increase. Around the globe, more than a million people commit suicide every year. Is this a very human, very real and honest response to what is happening around the planet and our disconnection from the natural world on which we all rely? HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

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Advocacy Training: personal and free

seAp is offering a free advocacy training session for people supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, physical and mental health illnesses at the Royal Victoria Hotel on 13 November, 10.30am – 2.30pm. Registration with tea and coffee 10.15am – 10.30am. Light lunch provided.

Posted 13:46 Monday, Nov 5, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: , ,
Last year's Christmas Fair

A Christmas Fair full of festive fun!

Local charity, The Sara Lee Trust will be holding their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 17 November at St John the Evangelist Church in St Leonards

Inner Smile Qigong

Inner Smile Qigong

Ben Fairlight Edwards is a man of many hats… medical herbalist, piano technician, storyteller, musician and also a professional Qigong teacher with his Inner Smile Qigong workshops. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him about his own practice and the benefits of exploring energy or Qi.

Posted 19:22 Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: ,
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100s of men missing potentially life-saving screening

Around 5,000 people, most of them older men, die in England and Wales every year from abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which are formed when the main blood vessel in the body weakens and expands. Paul Somerville, Senior Communications Manager at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

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A Mental Health Journey By ‘Divergent’

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Posted 23:33 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Health Matters
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The Mother Lode Project

Mother lode: a principal vein or zone of gold or silver ore, or colloquially the real/imaginary origin of something valuable or in great abundance. The aim of this project, an initiative developed by Xaverine Bates, is to extract the gold from challenging experiences of motherhood, by giving opportunities for artists who are mothers to work with those who may be experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of motherhood. HOT’s Zelly Restorick speaks to Xaverine, herself a mother, an artist and a person with lived experience of mental distress.

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TOP self-care eating tips

HOT’s Zelly Restorick came across these self-care tips from Rolf Gordon, who suggests the three main ‘vitamins’ we need when we are eating are as follows:

Posted 17:34 Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: ,
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