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ACTORS STAR IN ALZHEIMER’S FILMS

Samuel L Jackson, Bryan Cranston and Christopher Eccleston feature in a new campaign to show the physical impact that diseases like Alzheimer’s have on the brain. Through a series of award-winning films by Aardman Animations, the three leading actors are helping Alzheimer’s Research UK to challenge misconceptions about dementia. NOT INEVITABLE During World Alzheimer’s Month in September, they have played ...
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Small steps make great things happen

Great things happen when we walk. That’s the message from Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure. They recently launched a campaign promoting walking – at the same time as our own focus on the subject in the latest Roof 'n' Roots. Supported by a TV advert, the department's scheme Great Things Happen encourages more people to walk as a travel option ...
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You can boost your water hygiene

Go with the flow and boost your water hygiene. Take some simple steps to avoid complex problems in your home. That's the message from our Property Team. Flushing showers and taps after being away, keeping shower heads clean and maintaining a 60C temperature in your hot water system will help you steer clear of Legionnaire’s disease. WHAT IS LEGIONELLA? This ...
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HOW TO BE A PICTURE OF HEALTH

Colour a picture, tend your garden, walk up a hill – or even phone a friend. That’s how some people have been beating the lockdown blues, according to the latest issue of our newsletter Roof ‘n’ Roots. POSITIVE AFFECT In the summer edition of Roof ‘n’ Roots, MMHS resident Meryl Bedford explains how she has been coping with the Coronavirus ...
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Our Richard becomes President

Former MMHS board member Revd Richard Teal has been elected and inducted as the new President of the Methodist Conference. Richard’s induction took place on 27th June at Cliff College in Derbyshire, as part of the Methodist Conference – which is taking place online for the first time. Richard was a member of the Society’s board for nine years before ...
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‘I’m so glad you are there’

Residents have expressed overwhelming support for the way the MMHS team has been weathering the Coronavirus storm. Retired ministers have offered heart-warming comments since CEO Mairi Johnstone sent them a personal letter on 20th March. POSITIVE FEEDBACK One resident calling about storm damage, expected to hear an answerphone message. Instead, she spoke directly to Executive Assistant Rachel Dawson. ‘She was ...
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Cool to be kind

Be kind, get connected and do some colouring – those are just some of the practical things-to-do for Mental Health Awareness Week. We looked at some of the messages shared by various agencies for the week (18th-24th May). We found a variety of resources on common themes. FOCUS ON KINDNESS Unusually, the Methodist Church’s own wellbeing resources include an adult ...
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The forgotten frontline

We hear of the Coronavirus crisis in hospitals, not care homes. The ‘second frontline’ of the Covid-19 war slips quietly under the radar. Our friends at Methodist Homes (MHA) are battling hard to change that. They’ve launched a petition calling for ‘correct and necessary’ PPE in the care sector. Methodist Homes is the nation’s biggest charitable provider, but they’re not ...
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