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30 December 2014
| Substance Misuse
Turning Point and Living Well to provide new Health Trainer services
Health Trainers provide a service designed to improve wellbeing
and combat the causes of chronic lifestyle-related diseases. Health
Trainers are local individuals trained to identify and make contact
with other local people to improve lifestyle choices such as
healthy eating, weight loss, increasing physical activity and
stopping smoking. Such factors...
23 December 2014
Turning Point offers advice for those suffering from festive stress
Rob McDonald, Turning Point's Director of Operations for Mental
"Although Christmas should be a magical time, research last year
showed that 65% of us feel under pressure during the festive
period. If not managed properly, stress can lead to depression and
anxiety, but a few simple tactics can...
22 December 2014
Turning Point offers advice for those struggling to cope with Christmas drinking
Jay Stewart, Director of operations for Substance Misuse at
Turning Point, explained:
"Moderate drinking can be part of the fun of Christmas but
drinking heavily on successive days can affect your enjoyment.
Heavy drinking can make it harder to enjoy time with family, can
affect your relationships, and can have...
10 December 2014
| Substance Misuse
Turning Point Managing Director for Substance Misuse and Offending to address key conference on substance dependency.
The event, entitled Drug and Alcohol Misuse - Understanding the
Impacts of Dependency, will welcome senior attendees from
government, the NHS and the third sector. Delegates will attend
presentations and workshops on subjects including legislation,
commissioning, treatment and strategy.
Ms. Douglas will speak on 'The Road to Recovery', with her