Body image issues can affect us all, whatever our age or gender. With the rise of social media, it’s becoming increasingly hard to escape unrealistic images of the ‘perfect’ body and the pressure to conform can be overwhelming for some.
Mental health is a key issue for our local residents and for the NHS. We know that one in four people will experience a mental health issue, and you’d be surprised how many people visit their GPs with varying degrees of anxiety, depression and stress.
This summer many of us will be making the most of the long-awaited warmer weather and spending time outside in our gardens and parks. However, with extremely high pollen counts this year many people are suffering from the effects of hay fever.
A series of media articles in recent months regarding the NHS rehabilitation units at the Heronwood and Galleon Wards in Wanstead have focused on the views of campaigners who object to local GPs’ proposals to make positive changes to how post-hospital rehabilitation is delivered.