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Selva earns her place on the front line

Erica Smith meets her Park Run hero.

Posted 21:16 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 In: Health Matters

Radio Me!

“That was Barry Manilow with Mandy – now please take your medication…” If you’re a radio listener, you’re used to getting information about the travel and weather – but now you could get personalised medical support, thanks to an innovative new scheme: Radio Me.

Posted 12:35 Monday, May 20, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s Society Bauer Media BBC Radio Devon BBC Research and Development Brighton and Sussex Medical School Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research Centre for Computer Music Research Cereproc Ltd dementia MHA Homes Radio Me Sube Banerjee Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust The Centre for Dementia Studies The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Local charity offers volunteers the chance to make a difference!

The Lottery Awards for All project recently awarded funding to local charity FSN (Fellowship of St Nicholas) to help launch a new volunteer-led project from their central St. Leonards and Hollington Health Hubs. FSN 

Posted 18:49 Sunday, May 19, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: FSN Health and well-being Lottery Awards for All volunteer

Exhibition offers window into minds of people living with dementia

In connection with Dementia Action Week, Drawing Life, the charity which holds life drawing classes with people living with dementia, has arranged an exhibition of work at A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab in St Leonards. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:34 Thursday, May 16, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Arts Council England dementia Drawing Life Judy Parkinson Lottery

Walking the South Downs Way for charity

A Hastings man is walking the South Downs Way this May to raise money for a local mental health charity, Heads On. Claire Harris of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust explains why.

Posted 15:04 Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Claire Harris Heads On John Smith Lorraine Smith Mandy Rowse Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Free talks to help the elderly keep safe and healthy

Across April and May, four free educational talks will take place in Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill and Rother, designed to help older people lead healthy and active lives, while also teaching them about self-care and the effects of ageing. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 19:05 Monday, Apr 8, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Bexhill Conquest Hospital Dr Elena Mucci Educational talks Hastings and Rother Voluntary Action Groups Health and well-being Patient Participation Group Spire Healthcare St Leonards

Local group provides support for child abuse victims

The One Voice Foundation is a new local organisation that has been set up to provide support, advice and guidance for survivors of childhood abuse from those who have experienced it themselves. Vanessa Alves reports.

Posted 21:31 Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Amber Rudd Barry Manilow One Voice children East Sussex Hastings safety and prevention sexual abuse surviving childhood sexual abuse The one Voice Foundation

Relaxed mornings at the Jerwood for those with autism

In conjunction with Aspens, which specialises in autism support, Jerwood Gallery is launching a new programme of Relaxed Mornings for people with autism spectrum conditions. The gallery’s Katie Lineker reports.

Posted 22:45 Thursday, Mar 7, 2019 In: Health Matters Tags: Jerwood John Murray Katie Lineker Paula Taylor Relaxed Mornings
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