Stress and Wellbeing: A podcast with LiveWell Dorset - September 2020
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This episode of the Penny's Hill Practice Podcast is the first of 4 podcasts recorded with our friends at LiveWellDorset and covers the topic of stress and wellbeing.

In this episode, Dr Geoff Hamp and Dr Sam McGinley are joined by Stevie McCormick from LiveWell Dorset. With Stevie, they discuss a little about LiveWell Dorset and what they can do to help you take steps forward for a healthier lifestyle and also focus on stress and anxiety. They talk about the "Five Ways to Wellbeing" and also the Challenge you can also sign up to. 

If you are interested in the "Five Ways to Wellbeing Challenge" follow this link.

Here are a few of the success stories from people who have joined so far:

  • I'd like to thank you for starting me off on this journey today. I have struggled over the years with depression, anxiety, overeating, low confidence and low self-esteem. Yesterday I completed the Five Ways Challenge and feel positive about what I achieved. It is helping to give structure to my day and motivating me to learn new strategies to improve my life and how I feel about myself and others around me.
  • Thank you for your emails, they are really helpful. ... thank you for setting these challenges, they've really made me think. ... I've posted letters to my family... I've started learning a language on Duolingo … I am normally the least observant person but thanks to Live Well Dorset, I have started taking notice of my surroundings now … Today I helped a friend. I’m enjoying putting my mind to this 5 day challenge. I made a card for a friend who Is going through a tough time and delivered a little thankyou gift to a neighbour.
  • Because of your email, I walked around the block more briskly... I've started c25k! ... I've been active every day with Joe Wicks... Your emails made me think, I've started exercising again… Thank you for the challenge, I have joined a fitness class online twice a week!

If you would like more information on LiveWell Dorset, see their site here.

Our next podcast with LiveWell Dorset is scheduled for broadcast on Monday 14 September and is on Weight Loss, so make sure you have subscribed so you are the first to hear when they come out. Next week we will be discussing blood pressure.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like covered, email  them to and put the word "Podcast"  as your subject, or leave us a message at

Stay safe, stay well and look after each other.

Runtime 12 minutes 08 seconds

Released 1 September 2020

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