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Naomi’s story of caring during COVID-19

Naomi’s story of caring during COVID-19

Dorchester resident and married mum of three Naomi [pictured above] is a full-time carer for her 12-year old son George. Since contracting meningitis as a baby, George has needed round the clock care for a range of health issues - he has cerebral palsy, dislocated...

The highs and lows of shielding from coronavirus

The highs and lows of shielding from coronavirus

A reflection on lockdown by Lucy Cribb, Healthwatch Dorset Engagement Officer for Mental Health Awareness Week, 18-24 May 2020 I received a letter on 12 April to say that I am on the high-risk coronavirus register and in order to protect myself and the NHS, I should...

How to tell and cope if you’re feeling anxious or depressed

How to tell and cope if you’re feeling anxious or depressed

For Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) we interview Healthwatch Dorset volunteer Catriona, who comes from a professional background of working in the field of mental health as a counsellor, and offers her experience, tips and helpful resources. Why did you...

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