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Health news in Preston covering Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GP practices and other health updates – as well as real-life features with those speaking out about health conditions

Living with a stammer: Why I won’t be silenced this International Stammering Awareness Day

Jack Dinsley Have you ever been talking to someone and then out of the blue you can’t finish the end of your sentence? Ever since I was young this has been me. […]

2 years ago
How these robo-pets are bringing joy to Preston care home residents

Joyce and Arnie share a kiss Robotic pets are being used in three Preston care homes to help tackle loneliness and isolation. The ‘robo-pets’ are the perfect companions for people with dementia as they behave like […]

2 years ago
Preston couple loses 4.5 stone in time for their dream wedding

Paul and Amy before and after their weight loss A Preston couple lost 4.5 stone between them in time for their dream wedding. Paul and Amy slimmed down after joining the Slimming World group at Bay Tree Farm in […]

2 years ago
Preston father and daughter duo team up in fight against M.E.

Darren and Izzy A Fulwood man and his young daughter have joined forces to help sufferers of a poorly understood disease.  Darren Crossley is marking his 50th birthday with a gruelling 50 mile […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Street art captures iconic Preston North End moment for World Mental Health Day

The street art in Fishergate A new piece of street art has appeared in Preston as part of a mental health awareness campaign. The mural by Elroy the Artist, which is located outside the old BHS store in Fishergate, depicts the moment Tom Clarke scored against Blackpool in 2013. […]

2 years ago
Longridge woman launches new branch of friend’s online mental health support group

Rachel and Adam A woman from Longridge has launched an online peer support group to help people facing mental health challenges. Rachel Phoenix started the Preston branch of Blackburn-based group Rise and Shine […]

2 years ago
Preston’s first Wellfest taking place for World Mental Health Day

Harris Wellbeing Gallery Preston’s first-ever Wellfest is taking place at the Harris for World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October. Local healthcare organisations, charities and peer-led mental health groups have planned the event, which […]

2 years ago
New peer support group launching for Preston 18-30s facing depression

PeerTalk leaflets A new peer support group for young adults facing depression, anxiety or similar distress is launching in Preston. The group, which is aimed at adults aged around 18 to 30, […]

2 years ago
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