Loneliness and social isolation are common problems for people of all ages in our borough. These conditions can lead to poor physical and mental health and increase the risk of developing conditions like dementia and depression. The elderly are particularly vulnerable due to reduced mobility and lack of proximity to family, but young people also experience loneliness when away from home.
For the last two weeks, we had our work placement candidate as part of our work placement programme. Read on to find out what type of work she got involved in and the kind of skills she learned during her time with us.
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face. Focusing on anxiety for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week will increase people's awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem.
For the last two weeks, Healthwatch Tower Hamlets were joined by two work placement candidates as part of our work placement programme. Read on to find out what type of work they were involved in and what skills they learned during their time with us.
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Yet the latest data shows that almost one third of people who were sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit in England last year did not go on to complete it. Early diagnosis is vital, as detecting bowel cancer at the earliest stage makes you up to 9 times more likely to be successfully treated.