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Yearly archive for 2017

Happy Christmas from all of us!

Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas from everyone at Health Exchange

  Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas from everyone at Health Exchange. We hope the coming year is full of joy, success and good health for everyone.

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Gift Exchange expansion – helping you to find support and activities in new areas

What can we do for you? Through the Big Lottery funded project Gift Exchange, we will work with you to determine your current wellbeing, and then refer you to appropriate organisations that enhance that wellbeing. We have two levels of support, the first being support for mental health (Access to

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How can you improve your workplace wellbeing?

With National Stress Awareness Day this week and Health and Wellbeing week last week, there has been a big focus in social and mainstream media on work-related sickness. Each week 1 million workers take time off because of sickness and while most will return to work within a few days,

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Veronica’s Story – Preventing Diabetes: LWTC

Veronica has recently been diagnosed as being at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and also has COPD and Asthma which is controlled with medication. She has been attending the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme with Living Well Taking Control and has just finished the initial 7-week course. Veronica

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Mental Health in the Workplace

October 10th is World Mental Health Day each year. The day is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health and for organisations working in mental health to talk about what needs to be done to improve access to and provisions for care and services worldwide. The theme for 2017’s

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What makes Stoptober so effective – and can it help you?

October is the month when the NHS actively campaigns to raise awareness of the health issues associated with smoking and encourages smokers to quit. The research shows that if you quit smoking for 28 days, you are five times more likely to quit for good and so far over 1

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Sasha’s Story – Preventing Diabetes: LWTC

Sasha (not her real name) has participated in the Living Well Taking Control diabetes prevention programme. Although she has a busy lifestyle with full-time work and fostering she’s managed to change things for the better.  Here’s what she had to say about her experience of the course.   “The whole

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Fat in your diet – what is the truth?

Fat in your diet – what is the truth? A study published recently has challenged the conventional and widely accepted messages that fat is terrible for our health and the driving force behind the obesity and Type 2 diabetes crisis. Reporting on data from 135,000 people, it claimed that rather

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Samina’s Story – Birmingham Health Trainer Service

As we move into our final month of the Birmingham Health Trainer service, we have taken the opportunity to reflect back on the positive impact the service has had on the clients that have used it. Our holistic approach has always allowed us to help individuals not just with their

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Frederick’s Story – Wellbeing Coordinator Service

“Thank you for all your time and effort in putting all these things in motion.”   Frederick lives alone in his property and has a range of health issues which include repeatedly having mild strokes, a hip replacement and being deaf in one ear, with only 40% use of the

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