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Featured: More access to community testing in north Dorset

Residents and businesses in north Dorset have more access to community testing.

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Changes to locations of community testing site

Locations of where you can LFD tests for if you don't have COVID-19 symptoms are changing

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An open letter – Every NHS COVID-19 vaccination gives us hope, helping lov …

Vaccines are the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19, everyone should g …

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Coming together to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrates Her Majesty’s life and reign, marking 70 years since she ascended to the throne. Queen Elizabeth II is the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. ...

Combating loneliness as a student

Arts University Bournemouth student Erin talks about her experiences of loneliness and the steps she has taken to combat that… Loneliness is a feeling we will all experience at some point in our...

Navigating loneliness

We can all feel lonely at times, for lots of different reasons. We might experience loneliness when circumstances change in our lives – following bereavement, divorce, a new baby, a house move or...

Family health and wellbeing activities for the Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are the perfect time for adventures, laughter and enjoyable activities with the whole family. But as April is also Stress Awareness Month, there is no better time than now to...

"I decided I should be as protected as I could be for me and my baby"

Kirstie is a new mum and has shared her experience of getting the COVID-19 vaccine whilst pregnant. "Like all women who find out they are pregnant, from that day onwards everything you do could...

Things to do in Dorset this Christmas

There are lots of festive activities that you can enjoy in Dorset with friends and family this year. After not being able to enjoy Christmas properly last year, it’s great that we can now enjoy...

Festive activities to do at home this Christmas

After missing out on all of the festive fun last year, we know that a lot of people will want to make up for it by doing various activities throughout the Christmas period; ice skating, going to...

Alcohol Awareness Week - REACH services

For Alcohol Awareness Week (15-21st November) we have partnered up with EDP REACH to raise awareness of how alcohol can impact on people and their relationships. EDP REACH is a free, friendly and...

Things to do this October half term in Dorset

Summer may be over, but it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the places that Dorset has to offer. October half term is the perfect time to get outdoors with the family and enjoy nature, and in...

Stop smoking

It’s never too late to quit smoking and there are many health benefits to stopping; not only does it improve your physical health, but it also is proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing....

Here comes the weekend

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

What about not drinking at all?

A blog about staying sober

Alcohol in the home

A blog about people drinking more alcohol at home

Child illness and being in school

Different examples of what you should do if your child is poorly during this coronavirus time.

Learning through adversity: healthcare for people who are homeless

How the health bus helps people who are homeless get health services they need.

Reasons to be sober

Davina Nuttycombe form Dorset is part of a worldwide network of people encouraging each other to stay sober called Soberistas. Read what positive changes have happened for Davina.

Public Health Intelligence — The Future is Here

Our Function The function of Public Health Intelligence is to help Public Health Dorset, our two councils and Our Dorset (Integrated Care System) solve problems. That’s it really. Solve problems. Our intelligence function is staffed by analysts (traditionally viewed as geeks or digit heads with propeller hats…),

Our Future of Excess Winter Mortality: It’s Cold out There

Globally, we are locked into a warmer and less predictable future through our burning of fossil fuels.

5 ways animals can make your weekend better

It is well known that having a four-legged friend can boost your mental wellbeing.  This week’s article focuses on how your favourite animals can help boost your wellbeing.    By Charlotte Fuge 1. Run in a pack 40% of people in the UK are pet owners and a great

We want parents’ views about health visiting advice and support

We’re looking for views from parents or carers looking after a child under five years old about your experiences of using the health visiting service. What happens in pregnancy and early childhood impacts on physical and emotional health through to adulthood. To support this, we commission the

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