Eating Disorder Awareness Week: 1 – 7 March 2021

Written by Healthwatch Dorset volunteer, Richie, who is currently studying a Masters in Nutrition and Behaviour at Bournemouth University. Eating disorders and the pandemic Whilst it is tricky to separate most things from the effects of the current pandemic, eating...

Healthwatch Young Listeners Project

Call out for young volunteers age 16-25 – Join us and help make Dorset’s health and care services work better for young people Hi, I am Lindsey Fish, Youth Engagement Officer for Healthwatch Dorset, and I run our Young Listener Project which we launched in...

National Stress Awareness Day

It’s National Stress Awareness Day on the 4 November, and this article explores the relationship between stress and food by looking at some recent scientific findings and useful resources related to mindfulness, weight-management, and food availability.  It was...

Exploring the link between mental health and diet

Volunteer interview 10 October was World Mental Health Day, and Healthwatch Dorset took this opportunity to explore the relationship between diet and mental health by speaking to Healthwatch Dorset volunteer, Richie (pictured right), who is currently studying a...