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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: Ben Fairlight Edwards Qigong

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.

Posted 11:30 Monday, Oct 29, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: AAA Screening Programme Bob Marson Mr Mahmoud Salman Consultant Vascular Surgeon Paul Somerville Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust The Sussex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme

A Mental Health Journey By ‘Divergent’


Posted 23:33 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Health Matters

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.

Posted 17:02 Sunday, Oct 7, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Anna O'Neill De La Warr Pavilion Hastings i-Rock Hastings Your Way Janey Moffatt Jo Poulton Lucy Brennan Shiel Mandy Wax Patricia Thornton Sussex Recovery College The Craftimation Factory The Samaritans WHO art and design Xaverine Bates

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: Rolf Gordon Zelly Restorick

Catering for dementia sufferers and their carers

In a new initiative Care for the Carers is launching support groups for unpaid carers of people with dementia. The groups will be based in three East Sussex towns, including Bexhill. Meanwhile Music for the Memory has released dates for the forthcoming meetings of its Battle singing group for dementia sufferers. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Friday, Jul 27, 2018 In: Health Matters Tags: Bexhill Care for the Carers carers dementia Making Memories Music for the Memory Nick Terdre

Mobilise to save our NHS!

Under the scorching sun 50,000 people marched through London last weekend to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and to fight for its survival.  Despite government promises of an extra £20 billion, there is widespread concern that without grassroots mobilisation, this much cherished institution will be run down and privatised, as Lucette Davies of East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign explains.

Posted 18:03 Monday, Jul 9, 2018 In: Health Matters

DWP “dishonesty” exposed by benefits survey

Local benefits advice agency HARC has published the results of a survey undertaken by Julie Eason, an independent consultant working in East Sussex. HARC has been undertaking these surveys since 2010, on average every two years.

Posted 20:00 Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 In: Health Matters
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