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Latest news, features, blogs and press releases from Public Health Dorset. If you want news direct to your inbox, sign up for our regular e-newsletter. Just fill out your contact details and choose ‘health and wellbeing’ in the list.

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You’re invited for an NHS Health Check

Residents of Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are being invited to attend their NHS Health Check this autumn.

There's a new way to look after your mental health

Every Mind Matters is a new digital tool from Public Health England and the NHS which helps you find ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and deal with problems like stress, worry, anxiety, low mood and lack of sleep.

#JoinMe gets Dorset residents active

We partnered with Active Dorset and LiveWell Dorset to launch #JoinMe, a campaign encouraging people in Dorset to enjoy the fun side of getting active, with one lucky person winning a Fitbit to help them continue their active lifestyle.


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T'is the season for flu

Flu is much worse than a cold especially if you have a long term health condition such as asthma. Get your free flu jab.

Young people and alcohol

The last of our Alcohol Awareness Week blogs. This blog looks at the exposure of alcohol to young people.

Here comes the weekend

This blog discusses people's relationships with alcohol on a night out.

Alcohol in the home

A blog about people drinking more alcohol at home

What about not drinking at all?

A blog about staying sober

What's your relationship like with alcohol?

A blog about everyone has a different relationship with alcohol

Why talk about alcohol?

This blog introduces Alcohol Awareness Week 2019

Blog: Ideal Health Exhibition

By Laura Everett-Coles I visited the Ideal Health Exhibition event in Sturminster Newton this weekend.


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