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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to take action to combat the ‘January blues’ by taking simple steps which will also help to protect their long-term physical health.

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Balhousie dementia ambassadors with in the centre, left to right, Tommy Whitelaw, Heather Edwards and Yvonne Manson.

Experts lend support to care group’s dementia programme

A care home provider which has homes across Angus has welcomed an influential dementia-care campaigner and top dementia consultant to speak at the group’s first ‘dementia ambassador’ meeting of 2017.

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Mulberry Unit: Fight “nowhere near over”

Mulberry Unit: Fight “nowhere near over”

Angus North and Mearns MSP Mairi Evans has said the fight for the Mulberry Unit is “nowhere near over”.

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Mulberry Unit is based at Susan Carnegie Centre

Mulberry Unit: Reaction from local politicians

Local politicians have spoken out about the interim closure of the Mulberry Unit at Stracathro Hospital.

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Mulberry Unit is based at Susan Carnegie Centre

Mulberry Unit member of staff ‘angry’ at interim closure of facility

A member of staff at the Mulberry Unit has expressed “anger” at the temporary closure of the Angus mental health facility.

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Mulberry Unit is based at Susan Carnegie Centre

Mulberry Unit faces “interim” closure due to staff shortages

A shortage of junior doctors will mean that next month General Adult Psychiatry inpatients at the Mulberry Unit are to be transferred to Carseview in Dundee.

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Susan Carnegie Centre

Decision on mental health redesign pushed back

A preferred option on the redesign of mental health services in NHS Tayside has been pushed back - with wider consultation expected in April.

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Tips on beating the winter blues are available from the NHS online.

Help to beat the winter blues

People are being encouraged to take some time for themselves to help beat the post-Christmas winter blues.

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Local Kirriemuir business owners were pictured on Friday whilst promoting the Feel Good Festival, a health event which will be held in the town. From left: Esmie Duncan, Linda Shepherd, Liz Ryder, Tina Williamson. Team leader Catherine Marriot could not attend the photo shoot.

Plans for feel good festival in Kirriemuir

An event is being held in Kirriemuir at the beginning of next month to help residents get the best out of 2017.

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Staff from Tayside's out of hours service

Out of Hours thanks patients after busy spell

The Out of Hours (OOH) Service in Tayside has thanked patients and staff for their support during the busy festive period.

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Entries from statutory records have been released onto ScotlandsPeople - the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

Latest birth, death and marriage records released

Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland.

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Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year

NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people’s New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds and flu.

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Sign up to the Dry January Chall​enge in 2017

Sign up to the Dry January Chall​enge in 2017

Taysiders are being challenged to banish the booze this January and make a healthy start to the New Year. The Focus on Alcohol project in Tayside, which is part of the Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADP) in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross, is supporting the annual Dry January Challenge and encouraging people to give up alcohol for up to 31 days or as many days as you can manage.

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Could you be heading to the land of nod?

What’s your sleep scenario?

Sleepless nights will be a thing of the past as six, fun ‘Sleep Scenario’ characters have been launched to help the nation get a better night’s sleep.

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Don’t celebrate Hogmanay in A&E

Don’t celebrate Hogmanay in A&E

Dr Andy Reddick, Consultant in Emergency Medicine with NHS Tayside is urging people to watch their alcohol intake to avoid spending New Year in A&E.

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Consultants' crisis...around 300 vacancies exist in Scotland, half of which have been vacant for more than six months.

NHS consultants crisis calls for a public remedy

Would you go to the supermarket, fill up your trolley and expect to walk out with the contents for free?

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Pharmacy carrier bag containing prescription drugs from Chemists shop.

Pharmacy festive opening hours

A number of pharmacies across Angus will be open for a limited time over the festive period - including Christmas Day.

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Members of the autism support group with founder member Farrah Mackenzie (with flowers).

Valuable support for those who are living with autism

A support group for parents and children living with autism in Angus enjoyed a family party at the Dunnichen Stone in Forfar on Sunday.

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Pain self-management places still available

Pain self-management places still available

There are still places available on two free self-management courses aiming to improve quality of life for people living with chronic pain.

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Save A&E for emergencies this festive season

Save A&E for emergencies this festive season

NHS Tayside is asking people to save Accident and Emergency departments for real emergencies only and make sure they know where to get the right treatment, at the right place, at the right time, during the festive period.

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