June 12, 2019

Sleep and mental health are closely linked. If your mental health is poor, your sleep can be affected. And if you're having trouble sleeping, this can affect your mental health. It can start up a vicious cycle.

The top tips for a good night's sleep are:

Make sure you get some daylight, when you can.

Take some exercise.

Establish a bedtime routine.

Check your mattress - replacing after eight years is recomm...

June 11, 2019

Sarah (not her real name) works in admin at PRH and for the last decade she’s also been looking after her husband who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The condition means that what he’s able to do is quite restricted and he can become extremely breathless. On three occasions he has become ill with pneumonia.

“My manager has been great,” she says. “There have been times over the years w...

June 10, 2019

A week of vegetarian and vegan meals, new menus to take advantage of the asparagus season and many sandwiches below 350 calories - all part of a consistent approach to provide BSUH staff and visitors with healthier food options.

There are now healthier option meals and snacks available on all Trust sites. Sandwich deals come with yoghurt, fruit and water, replacing crisps, chocolate and sweet fizzy dri...

June 10, 2019

The seven numbers all men should know this Men’s Health
Week - 37” plus waist is a health risk, do 150 minutes’ moderate exercise a week, eat 5 fruit and veg a day, 14 alcohol units is weekly maximum, cigarette smokers die 10 years younger,120/80 is normal blood pressure, 75% suicides are by men. Statistics continue to show that men are not coming forward early enough with their health concerns. And a...

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