Weird and vivid dreams during lockdown
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Weird and vivid dreams during lockdown

28th May 2020

Since lockdown began, more and more people have been reporting increased experiences of weird and vivid dreams.
Be educated and entertained with these amazing virtual visits
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Be educated and entertained with these amazing virtual visits

26th May 2020

The doors may be closed to beloved museums, galleries and other places of interest the world over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit them right now. Museums and galleries are opening their virtual doors and welcoming in visitors in their droves every single day.

Time to stop biting your nails
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Time to stop biting your nails

21st May 2020

At this unusual moment in time, some of us maybe resorting to bad habits that we don’t usually do, including nail biting.
The world as we know it… has changed!
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The world as we know it… has changed!

20th May 2020

Dr Tania Rodrigues, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at HMP New Hall, is here to help us help ourselves through this changing world.

Are your new coping strategies damaging you?
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Are your new coping strategies damaging you?

19th May 2020

We are back with Russell Green, National Lead Psychiatrist for Health in Justice, who’s here to give us a little advice around some of the new habits we may be inadvertently forming.

It's ODP Day!
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It's ODP Day!

14th May 2020

Charlie Howard, Operating Department Practitioner at Southampton Treatment Centre, got in touch to educate us on today’s ODP Day (14th May). Here she tells us what it means to be an ODP.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Mocha porridge, Tofu laksa, and Spanish inspired tortilla
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Mocha porridge, Tofu laksa, and Spanish inspired tortilla

12th May 2020

We are here with another set of mealtime recipes. Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using up whatever you have in the cupboard.

Coping with family during lockdown
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Coping with family during lockdown

11th May 2020

Whether you’re living at home with your parents, with your children, with a partner or grandparents, being around someone for a long period can lead to conflict, which ultimately creates an uncomfortable living atmosphere.
Defeat boredom with a new hobby
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Defeat boredom with a new hobby

6th May 2020

Is there a hobby you’ve always wanted to start but never had the time to?
A message from Andrew Oakerbee, Hospital Director
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A message from Andrew Oakerbee, Hospital Director

5th May 2020

I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well in these unusual times.
What foods will stop me getting Coronavirus?
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What foods will stop me getting Coronavirus?

5th May 2020

Bethan Leach, Dietician for Care UK’s HMP Bullingdon and HMP Huntercombe, is here to answer your nutritional questions. In this first article, Bethan tackles the question around infection fighting foods.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Fruit and yoghurt breakfast mix, Cheese burger salad, and Curried beans and mash
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Fruit and yoghurt breakfast mix, Cheese burger salad, and Curried beans and mash

30th April 2020

We’re back with some more mealtime inspiration! Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using whatever you have in the cupboard.

Stop Food Waste Day
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Stop Food Waste Day

29th April 2020

On National Stop Food Waste Day, it’s time to think about how much you are throwing away!
7 moves to help you wind down before bed
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7 moves to help you wind down before bed

28th April 2020

Whether you have been on your feet all day or sat down for most of it, either way your muscles might be feeling tight and tense. Do these seven moves before bed to help promote relaxation in your muscles and let you drift off.

Reconnecting with what matters and practising gratitude
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Reconnecting with what matters and practising gratitude

27th April 2020

For some of us we now have more time on our hands than we usually would, giving us more time to think about what we prioritise in our lives and a chance to reconnect with what we value most.
The benefits of dancing at home
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The benefits of dancing at home

23rd April 2020

With everyone advised to stay indoors, we’re all bound to be sitting down for longer than usual and get distracted by social media, television, videogames and other technology.
How to exercise when you hate exercising
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How to exercise when you hate exercising

17th April 2020

Exercise is not the enemy.
Eleven unique ways to keep your kids entertained while indoors
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Eleven unique ways to keep your kids entertained while indoors

16th April 2020

Are you running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained?
Celebrating your birthday from home
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Celebrating your birthday from home

15th April 2020

Having a birthday indoors isn’t as bad as it seems.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Egg and bean wraps, Quick shakshuka, and Stir fry veg and rice
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Egg and bean wraps, Quick shakshuka, and Stir fry veg and rice

14th April 2020

Looking for some mealtime inspiration? In our new ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series we’ll be bringing you new ideas for super quick, cheap, low ingredient and healthy meals for one or the whole family.

Enjoying Easter at home: crafts, recipes and more!
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Enjoying Easter at home: crafts, recipes and more!

9th April 2020

With everything going on in the world, it feels like Easter has crept up on us out of nowhere.
What do we tell the children? Coronavirus and kids
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What do we tell the children? Coronavirus and kids

7th April 2020

Russell Green helps us with the difficult conversations we may be having with our children around Coronavirus.

Spring Cleaning: top tips for keeping your home clean
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Spring Cleaning: top tips for keeping your home clean

6th April 2020

If there was ever a time to have a big spring clean – now is it.
Coronavirus and Guilt
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Coronavirus and Guilt

3rd April 2020

Russell Green talks us through why we may come across feelings of guilt at this time and what we can do to give them less power over us.

Finding your inner child
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Finding your inner child

1st April 2020

What better time is there to release yourself of normal social constraints of having to be ‘grown up’ and use this time to let out your inner child and have some fun.

Fun things and some more sensible things to do with your phone
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Fun things and some more sensible things to do with your phone

31st March 2020

We have never before had so much readily available to keep us entertained, yet boredom is never too far away. Well, no more! There's plenty of fun, educational or useful tasks right on your phone to enjoy.

Finding the positives when news is bad
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Finding the positives when news is bad

27th March 2020

During these strange and unusual times, it’s completely normal to want to keep yourself informed.
Indoor gardening
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Indoor gardening

24th March 2020

Being in nature might be a little tricky for many right now due to self-isolation and social distancing, and for some not having access to their own private garden. If we can’t get outside to enjoy nature, we’ll just have to bring it inside with us!

How to keep in touch with older and isolated relatives
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How to keep in touch with older and isolated relatives

20th March 2020

Coronavirus is a completely new entity for us all to be dealing with, and is affecting near enough every aspect of our lives.
How to stay healthy and proactive when working from home
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How to stay healthy and proactive when working from home

18th March 2020

From being able to customise your environment, wear comfy clothes, forget about commuting and spend more time with your loved ones, working from home can have its benefits.
Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre best in country for knee surgery
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Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre best in country for knee surgery

10th March 2020

A national measure of the results of surgery has identified Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre as best in the country for primary knee replacement surgery.
National Salt Awareness Week: Cutting down on salt
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National Salt Awareness Week: Cutting down on salt

4th March 2020

Did you know the average person in the UK eats around 8.
Receptionist from Shepton Mallet raises awareness of endometriosis
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Receptionist from Shepton Mallet raises awareness of endometriosis

3rd March 2020

Lauren Allen receptionist at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.
Placement student joins Shepton Mallet
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Placement student joins Shepton Mallet

2nd March 2020

When her children left home for university and boarding school, Kelly Allen knew it was the time to fulfil a dream and train for a role in health care.
Shepton Mallet transform bottles into lamps for charity
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Shepton Mallet transform bottles into lamps for charity

28th February 2020

Big-hearted members of the bookings team at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre have transformed dozens of glass bottles into lamps to sell in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Are you ready for Dechox month?
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Are you ready for Dechox month?

27th February 2020

This March is Dechox month which challenges you to give up chocolate for the whole month.
Imaging first for sonographer James
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Imaging first for sonographer James

21st February 2020

James Harris is a sonographer at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre who has become one of a handful of sonographers around the country to become qualified in ultrasound guided injections after attending a Royal College of Radiologists-accredited course ‘Cadaveric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound ...
What is sinusitis?
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What is sinusitis?

19th February 2020

Sinusitis is when your nasal passages becomes inflamed, usually due to an infection caused after a flu or cold.
Internationally-experienced operations manager joins Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre
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Internationally-experienced operations manager joins Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre

18th February 2020

Simon Dean, who has been appointed operations manager at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre, brings with him a wealth of international experience it has been announced.
Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre achieved above the national average in the PLACE audit
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Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre achieved above the national average in the PLACE audit

13th February 2020

Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre has outperformed the national average, according to the latest results from the annual Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE).
Heart health: fill your heart with love this Valentine’s Day
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Heart health: fill your heart with love this Valentine’s Day

11th February 2020

This Valentine’s Day show your partner you care by taking care of their heart.
Mental health matters: Time to Talk Day
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Mental health matters: Time to Talk Day

6th February 2020

Though there is a wider understanding of mental health in society today, actually talking about mental health problems can still feel like a taboo or daunting subject, leaving many to feel isolated and ashamed with nowhere to turn.
Young carers day: health and wellbeing
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Young carers day: health and wellbeing

30th January 2020

Being a young carer comes with its difficulties.
Shepton Mallet patients get award-winning food
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Shepton Mallet patients get award-winning food

28th January 2020

If you were looking for a tasty meal, using fresh produce and local ingredients, chances are one of the last places you might expect to find such a culinary treat is in a hospital.
Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?
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Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?

22nd January 2020

Bunions can have a negative effect on your day to day life, making it hard to walk and wear shoes which are tight to your feet.
Catherine Farr is promoted to head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre
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Catherine Farr is promoted to head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

17th January 2020

Catherine Farr has been promoted to the role of head of nursing and clinical services at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre, where she was previously operations and clinical performance manager.
Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more
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Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

15th January 2020

In the UK, endoscopies are the most performed gastrointestinal procedure, with around two million procedures performed each year.
Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre welcomes new Hospital Director
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Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre welcomes new Hospital Director

13th January 2020

Andrew Oakerbee has been appointed the new hospital director at Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre.
Causes and treatments for dandruff
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Causes and treatments for dandruff

8th January 2020

Is your dandruff making you feel self-conscious?
Walk Your Dog Month
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Walk Your Dog Month

2nd January 2020

Kick start your New Year by getting out in the great outdoors and walking your dog.