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Get Into Gardening This Spring With Our Tips & Tricks

As the national lockdown restrictions begin to lift, you might be looking to the future to try and find a new hobby that will get you outside so you can enjoy the fresh air and socialise? Or, perhaps you are looking for a hobby you can do as a personal project to occupy your time? Either way, why not jump into the world of gardening? Gardening can be a social or individual hobby (or a bit of both), and Spring…

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Why not get your house into tip-top shape this Spring? We have found the best cleaning hacks to save you time when it comes to the nitty-gritty jobs you have been secretly avoiding. A spring clean not only helps wellness by keeping your home environment clean, but it also helps to get you summer-ready with a fresh start to the next half of the year. 1. Make your microwave sparkle Want to make your microwave gleam (or mee-crow-wah-vay if you…

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Stress Awareness Month: Tips for handling stress

There are millions of people around the UK that are experiencing high levels of stress every day without knowing the impact it can have on their health and well-being. Experiencing stress, especially over prolonged periods of time, can severely affect your physical and psychological health. That is why it is essential to take care of yourself and find ways to destress and relax.  What are the effects of stress? In many cases, stress is often caused by big changes, times…

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How Can NHS Staff Deal With The Night Shift

Whether you’re a newbie or experienced, working the night shift can often prove to be difficult, especially within the past year. Although the responsibilities don’t differ from day to night, the night shift does require you to make some quite significant adjustments to your own personal routine as well as new challenges presenting themselves. Night shifts do vary, with many typically starting at 11pm and finishing at 7am, but we know that an 8 hour day is often a luxury…

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The Ultimate Guide to Better Sleep

Do you struggle to sleep? We’re here to help! We’ve got some simple tips that can help you get a good night’s rest and be more productive the next day. We know that in the NHS, there’s no time to rest! You work such long hours it is essential you get a good night’s rest before you tackle your next shift. Not getting enough sleep can affect your mental and physical health. A lack of sleep reduces your energy, productivity…

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Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

One of the best days of the year is approaching! We’re talking about Pancake day obviously, or should we call it Pancake Week seeing as you buy enough ingredients to last you all week. Each year, the pancake game gets stronger, from different types of pancakes, shapes, ingredients, to the toppings on top, there is so much to choose from! We are here to help you out and have listed some of our favourite pancake recipes. Pancake Day Ideas Which…

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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Home

We know it can be a little difficult in the current circumstances to be feeling the love. From not being able to book a romantic meal, enjoy a day out or even see partners and friends in person. We wouldn’t blame you for giving Valentine’s Day a miss this year. Luckily we’re feeling the love this year, and are here to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, with some nifty ideas to get the romance going and some amazing…

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Ways To Beat The January Blues

There are many reasons to feel blue in January no matter who you are such as the weather, new year phobia, the anti-climax of Christmas, money issues, the list goes on! However, this year, there are even more reasons why you might be feeling down such as being such in lockdown and not being able to see friends and family that you would normally rely on. We want to do our best to help you overcome the blustery blue! Here…

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Keeping Active During Winter Lockdown

It’s official, we are all back into lockdown, just as we are said we would join the gym and start dieting. We all thought summer lockdown was bad but at least we got to sit out in the sun and do garden workouts whereas this time it’s cold, wet and gloomy. However, as much as it makes you want to sit in bed all day, binge-watching Netflix with comfort food, it is so important that you find at least 30…

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Dealing with Stress in the NHS

Stress tends to come hand-in-hand with high pressured jobs, and the NHS is no exception. Long hours, varying shift patterns, constant pressure to perform at your best – it can really take its toll. However, right now the NHS is under a mass amount of pressure due to COVID. The NHS workers are feeling it the most, with more demand, longer hours than normal, working in full PPE, it is all mounting up to more and more stress. NHS England…

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Halloween At Home

This year has certainly had more tricks than treats but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween at home, with plenty to keep you entertained and occupied, as well as some scarily good discounts for you to take advantage of. Spooky Snacks Halloween is the time of year to satisfy your sweet tooth, from candied treats to home bakes, you can really let your creativity run wild with the scary and delicious creations you can make. Look to bake something…

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The Fragrance Shop – Indulge In Something New

Where To Buy Perfume Looking to indulge in something new? Whether it’s a new perfume or a favourite aftershave you can find and discover your favourite fragrances online or instore at The Fragrance Shop. As the UK’s largest independent retailer of fragrances you can browse perfumes, aftershaves and beauty products from the biggest designer names, including Dior, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Best Sellers Some fragrances are ever lasting. Check out some of the best selling fragrances so…

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Online Support Hubs and Apps

If you are struggling to free yourself from work in these difficult times, the NHS is here to try and help you keep calm and relax. There is a number of free apps available for NHS staff to download and help you switch off. Liberate Meditation An app that offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations that have been curated by the BME community. The app aims to help reduce anxiety, stress and mainly to help you get a goodnight rest.…

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Key Benefits of Online Shopping

In these out of the ordinary times that we are all coming to terms to live with, we all want to feel as safe as we can. When it comes to shopping, there’s a lot of things that are out of our hands to help keep us safe. We can’t control everything people may have touched, we can’t control how close people stand next to us. The times of shopping at your own comfort are long gone from queuing the…

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Suicide Awareness

This month we want to spread the awareness that if you are having suicidal thoughts, there are ways to help overcome them. Help and support are available right now if you need it. No one should have to struggle alone. Talk to someone you trust You should let family or friends know what is going on for you. They may be able to offer the best support and help keep you safe. However, no everyone feels comfortable talking to someone…

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Make The Most Of The Outside

With lockdown restrictions easing, things are slowly returning back to normal, and at a perfect time as the weather improves, meaning you can get out the house and take advantage of some amazing places to visit which not only keep to social distancing guidelines, but will mean you can get back those days out you’ve craved for so long. Where to go on a day out? Pack up and head out for the day at numerous locations throughout the UK…

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Eating Out After Lockdown

With lockdown restrictions easing, our way of life is slowly returning to normal, but hat won’t be normal is our restaurant experiences. They’ll be more safety measures in place and more patience will be required whilst staff in all establishments do their best to make you feel at ease. But what does eating out look like after lockdown?Here are some things to expect: Hospitality workers will be wearing face masks Expect to be asked for personal information such as names…

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Mens Health Week – Keep The Conversation Going

This Mens Health Week we’re joining forces and helping to raise awareness of Men’s health and encourage more conversations on the things that might be considered taboo. This year it may seem more important than ever, with uncertain times having affected all of us, it’s not only our physical health we must be weary of. It’s Ok To Not Be Ok – Mental Health Stigma Thanks to outdated stereotypes, men cannot afford to show weakness, they must be strong, refrain…

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Healthy Eating Tips

This Healthy Eating Week,  improve your health with some of our top tips for a better diet and to stay healthy with the food you eat. We’ve put together some great tips to follow to ensure you have a balanced diet, as well as what to avoid and be careful of if you ever feel a little tempted to treat yourself. 5 A Day We know how important our 5 a day is, so trying to incorporate it as part…

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Make The Most Of Your Garden This Lockdown

During lockdown, you might be struggling to keep yourself occupied nevermind the family as well. With the weather brightening up, we want to share with you our ideas on how you can make the most of your garden. Grow some Vegetables, Fruit & Herbs Now is the best time to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs! We need to be taking extra care of our immune system right now and growing your own can help fuel your body. Nothing…

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Give Yourself A Better Nights Sleep

In what are currently uncertain times, you may find yourself struggling to get the rest you need. From long days at work keeping people safe, to rising anxiety and stress, there are many different factors that can contribute to a poor night’s sleep, which is essential not only for your physical health, but your mental health too. But what can you do to improve your sleep and aid rest? Check out these quick tips to get started: Turn your clocks…

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Keeping Fit At Home

Life isn’t quite what it used to be at the moment and we’ve all had to change our routines to help stay safe and support each other in what are difficult times. Trying to recover that feeling of normality is hard, but there are some things you can adapt to not only bring about some normality, but to help you stay fit and healthy, even at home. Home workouts are an excellent way of keeping healthy, both physically and mentally…

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How To Maintain Your Garden – National Gardening Week

There doesn’t seem to be a better time to celebrate National Gardening Week than when you are at home and looking to stay active, positive and occupied during what is an uncertain time. Even in dark times, your garden can be an escape, a place of tranquility and where you go to relax when things begin to get a little too much. Gardening is known to be therapeutic too so what better way to take your mind off things than…

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