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Your health


A lot of the time when we hear the word ‘health’ we actually think about illness. This section of the website really is about health; how we can improve it and how we can protect it. There is information about what we can do to stay healthy as well as links to national and local public health services and support.

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Alcohol and other drugs

If you drink alcohol, drinking less will reduce the risk of harming your health.

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Children and families

We want to make sure our younger residents have the services and resources they need to have the…

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Mental health

It’s estimated that one in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many…

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NHS choices health advice

See the NHS website for further health and medical advice.


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NHS health checks

Information on NHS health checks and where to find them.

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Physical activity

To stay healthy, people aged 19-64 should try to be active daily, doing at least 2 and a half hours…

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Protecting your health

We have a duty to protect residents from single cases of infectious disease, incidents and…

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Sexual health

It is important to make the right choices about your sexual health and contraception.


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Smoking services

Across many communities smoking is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

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LiveWell Dorset

Supporting people to make changes to their lifestyle, LiveWell Dorset is available to adults aged…

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Find a GP practice

Find a GP practice in your area.

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