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Pressing pause …

Dear Reader As you may recall, TaysideHealth was launched in January 2015.  In the 31 weeks that have since passed the blog has attracted 290 followers, received 3,620 hits and been viewed in 44 countries around the world; an achievement of … Continue reading

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Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland by Kevin Ditcham

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. Founded in 1982, THT has been at the forefront of the HIV epidemic for the past 30 years. When Terry Higgins died with AIDS on 4th July … Continue reading

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Samaritans by Jo Ahern

For over fifty years, Samaritans of Dundee has been there for people who are in distress and in need of someone to talk to and non-judgemental, unconditional support. Opened in 1962, our branch now has 50 volunteers offering round the … Continue reading

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Listening to Music – a behavioural immunogen? by Jeff Hooper

I am a music therapist working with adults who have a learning disability. For thirty years, I have observed the physical, social and psychological benefits of making music (singing and playing instruments) with often very withdrawn and isolated people. Music … Continue reading

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Togs for Tots by Jordan Butler

What is Togs for Tots? Togs for Tots is a non-profit organisation serving Dundee and the surrounding areas. The aim is to be the ‘go-to’ service for families struggling to provide essential clothing and equipment for their children (any baby … Continue reading

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#WhyWeDoResearch Campaign by Michael Keeling

Well here goes … my first attempt at writing a blog and what better subject than the power of social media and the #whywedoresearch campaign. I was definitely a non-believer with all things social media.  I did not get Friends … Continue reading

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Bumblebees: Making the Impossible Possible by Teresa Chinn MBE RN

I recently came across this on my Facebook page and felt immediately drawn to it, not only is the picture what some might describe as “colourful content” but also I feel that it’s a very wise little quote. The reason … Continue reading

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