Health & Lifestyle

What is it like to visit a psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor for talking therapy?
What is it like to visit a psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor for talking therapy?

Talking therapy with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counsellor can offer you a safe and respectful environment to talk through your concerns/worries that you find hard to cope with on your own. It offers you support as you try to reach your goals and offers you a different perspective from which to view your situation.

Sleep needs across the lifespan
Sleep needs across the lifespan

It is well known that as children get older they need less sleep. Different people have different sleep needs. You can make a good guess if a person is sleeping enough at night – observe how they act and function during the day.

Six simple ideas to help minimise snoring
Six simple ideas to help minimise snoring

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Snoring becomes a problem for many men as they grow older, and can interrupt their sleep and the sleep of their loved ones. Take a look at this articles for some easy ways you can try and minimise your snoring.

Ageing and sleep
Ageing and sleep

Most people sleep between 7 and 9 hours each day. However, older people may not have all their sleep at night, around 4 in 10 older people have at least one nap every day. Find out more facts and tips about sleeping in this article.

Looking out for a mate
Looking out for a mate

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There are times when you come across someone that you are concerned about. You might notice changes in a person’s mood, their behaviour, energy, habits or personality and wonder what is going on. They might seem sad, anxious, depressed or perhaps erratic. It can sometimes be hard to know what to do in these situations, what to say or how to help. Here are a few ideas that can help you to look out for a mate.

Being a carer after a stroke
Being a carer after a stroke

Caring for a person who has experienced a stroke is often a demanding role to undertake. As a carer you may offer physical, practical and/or emotional help. Carers can be family members or friends, and often find themselves in this role without any previous knowledge or experience of stroke.

Are you at risk of incontinence?
Are you at risk of incontinence?

While we all know that heavy lifting and being overweight can damage men’s backs, we may not be as aware of the impact they can have on incontinence.

Tips for cutting down on your alcohol consumption
Tips for cutting down on your alcohol consumption

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Alcohol is something that many people enjoy but drinking too much alcohol, or drinking too often, increases your risk of developing alcohol-related cancers, diabetes and heart disease. Check out this article for some tips on regulating your alcohol use.

What is a stroke?
What is a stroke?

We all know of people who have been affected by stroke but do we really understand what happens when someone has a stroke? Here is some information to help you understand what a stroke is, why it happens and why a stroke is a medical emergency.

F.A.S.T.
F.A.S.T.

How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T. The National Stroke Foundation offers an easy way to remember the common signs of stroke.


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