This year 15 million people will suffer a stroke, 5.5 million will die worldwide. 1,000 of these are in the UK alone. Making it the 4th largest cause of death in England and Wales. The Act FAST Campaign emphasises the importance of recognising any of the signs, to act quickly and to call 999 immediately in order to save lives and to potentially limit any long term effects. The FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym is a simple way to help people identify the most common sign
We have all felt fed up, sad and miserable. But what happens when these feelings don’t go away for weeks or months on end? What happens when these feelings- Start to interfere with our lives? Start to impact on the way we do things? Stops us enjoying the things we usually enjoy? Starts interfering with the decisions we make? Impact on our ability to carry out even the simplest of everyday tasks such as eating, washing or even just getting out of bed? Sometimes there’s a reaso
Kindness is contagious! Your kindness will spread far beyond the first person who experiences it.
It can also make you healthier, releasing a chemical that can help lower blood pressure and your heart rate. Putting a new meaning to the phase 'warming your heart'. Being kind may alter your thoughts, improve your mood and put a positive spin on your attitude, which can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Acts of kindness are not often planned, many are spontaneous. I
In October every year, millions of children from around the world take part in the walk to school challenge. Not only does it encourage health and fitness, it also improves concentration, social skills and can help children to feel calmer, happier and focused in school. It has the added benefit of heightening awareness of traffic and road safety too. It's no surprise then that this annual event is enjoyed by over 40 countries across the globe. With walking being one of the ch