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A short course in mindfulness

A six-week course, starting 16th September, at the Kirkbymoorside Friends Meeting House. Book your place.

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Next Steps for Kirbymoorside

A new group is starting in Kirkbymoorside which will meet every Wednesday morning in the Jubilee Room at the Methodist Chapel.

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Laughter Yoga – Creating more laughter across Ryedale

Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise involving laughter exercises along with yoga breathing and stretching exercises. It’s excellent as it is suitable for abilities, young and old and those with limited mobility, and great for those who might struggle with their communication or co-ordination skills. Laughter yoga is scientifically proven to reduce stress and […]

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Health & Wellbeing in rural areas

The Local Government Association recently published a new report in partnershop with Public Health England which makes interesting reading. Their introduction in the summary begins: Some people who live in cities and large towns may think of rural England as a homogeneous array of green fields and farming land. However, this is far from the […]

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Kirkbymoorside Doctors Surgery

Medical Receptionist wanted Kirkbymoorside Surgery

What is the purpose of this job? As the face of our surgery, you’ll be the first person our patients hear when they book an appointment and the first person they see when they arrive at our surgeries! Our patients need you to have a charming personality and a reassuring demeanor with excellent administrative skills. […]

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Nikki Hill

New Counsellor at the Natural Health Centre

Nikki Hill is an experience mental health practitioner and has joined the Natural Health Centre to offer counselling sessions. She is presently undertaking further study, and is in her final year in a Post Graduate Diploma in Outcome Orientated Psychotherapy. As a trainee she is therefore able to offer counselling sessions at a reduced rate. […]

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New course at the Natural Health Centre

Be Calm, Be Happy is a 3-week group course teaching mindfulness meditation, in the Plum Village tradition, as an effective counter-balance to the stresses of life and as an opportunity to become happier. Please note that this course will be held every other Saturday on the following Saturdays: 11th February, 25th February, 11th March. Each […]

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Suffering lower back pain?

Back Care Awareness Week has recently taken place but in case you missed it here’s a short artricle by osteopath Darren Chandler who recently established a practice at the Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre. Children hurt their backs through a variety of different ways from sports injuries to repetitive strain injuries such as too much time […]

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Pickering Medical Practice

Two receptionist posts at Pickering Medical Practice

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you have good keyboard skills? Do you like working as part of a busy and professional team? If so, we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for two Medical Receptionists to join our busy Reception Team dealing with patient enquiries on the telephone and in […]

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Osteopath joins the Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre

The team at Kirkbymoorside Natural Health Centre in Tinley Garth would like to welcome Darren Chandler, our new Osteopath. It is some years now since we have offered Osteopathy and we wish him success in building up a practice here. Darren is an experienced Osteopath. He began training in 1996 at the John Wernham College […]

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Phoebe Court

New slimming club for Kirkbymoorside

Phoebe is set to share her slimming secrets with Kirkbymoorside! A slimmer who transformed her life by losing 10 stone is using her continued success to build a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too. Phoebe Court joined her local Slimming World group in Pickering on […]

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Singing for health – Musical Memories Happy Hour

A Musical Memories Happy Hour is a fun, social singing session during which we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century (everyone is provided with a songbook in large print for easy reading) accompanied by live piano and guitar. No previous singing experience is necessary! If you enjoy singing in […]

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Colour the Coast

Hospice Fundraiser to ‘Colour the Coast’

The vibrant spectacle of the very first first colour run ever to be held on a Yorkshire beach comes to Filey on Saturday 7th May. A kaleidoscope of colour is promised for fun-loving fundraisers as they dash along the sands in aid of Saint Catherine’s Hospice. This 5k event is an un-timed, non-competitive event promising […]

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Park Run to take place every Saturday

A running event that has been surging in popularity across the country has come to Ryedale. Despite no forward publicity, 276 people attended the inaugural parkrun in Dalby Forest, with runners coming from far and wide to support it. The run, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, is described by the organisation as “free, weekly, […]

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“Who Cares?” – conference

On Saturday 16th of April a day conference on the topic ‘Who Cares?’ will consider Christian care in the community. The day will be introduced by the Anglican Bishop of Carlisle James Newcome. His keynote speech will be followed by small group discussions of End of Life Care, Mental Health Issues, Dementia and Stress. The […]

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Time to get into a new sport?

Looking for a sport that will get you fit and that doesn’t involve you getting cold, wet and muddy? A sport that can be enjoyed at a time to suit you and where you can see your performance improve week on week? Then consider joining Kirkbymoorside Squash Club where you can also play the not quite so […]

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Strava online running club for Kirkbymoorside

Online running club for Kirkbymoorside residents

An online running club called Kirkby Moor Milers has been set up via the smartphone running app Strava (available on IOS and Android), the idea is that whether you run individually or socially in groups you can use the app to learn different routes from other runners or offer support and encouragement to your friends […]

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It’s Radon Awareness Week

Many thanks to Pickering resident Dave Jackson for this article: Radon seems to be something that most Pickering residents that I have spoken to have little, if any, awareness. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can affect properties of all types, ages, locations and uses. The gas is formed when uranium in the […]

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Metamorphic Technique Workshop for Family and Friends

Come and spend the day learning this wonderful technique – a lovely tool to use on family friends. A very gentle massage of the hands head and feet which creates an environment to just ‘be’. You will learn to give a session and also receive one. We will have a look at how the work […]

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David Mason

Five ways to protect your hearing

I’m delighted that David Mason, North Yorkshire’s leading hearing care specialist, is writing a series of informative blog posts for us over the coming weeks about issues relating to hearing. His contact details will be on the end of every article if you wish to follow up on anything he raises or visit his website. […]

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Kirkbymoorside Community First Responders seeks new volunteers

The Kirkbymoorside group needs some more volunteers to keep us going. CFRs are unpaid volunteers who are trained by the Ambulance Service to attend local life threatening medical emergencies in your own car before the ambulance can get there. The commitment, once you are trained, is not demanding, less than a week each month with […]

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Facts Before Fracks – *THIS WEDNESDAY* (29th)

This free meeting is being hosted by Pickering GP Tim Thornton on Wednesday 29th, to present some expert opinions on how fracking might impact on our health and on our communities if it goes ahead here in Ryedale.

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Facts Before Fracks

This free meeting is being hosted by Pickering GP Tim Thornton on Wednesday 29th, to present some expert opinions on how fracking might impact on our health and on our communities if it goes ahead here in Ryedale. Tim, who has been a GP in Ryedale for 30 years, is concerned about health effects, as […]

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Marchers prepare to set off on the Frack Free Ryedale Rally

High turn out at Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale

An estimated 700 people attended the Rally for a Frack Free Ryedale yesterday. They marched through Malton and loudly supported a range of speakers outlining the impacts this potential development they believe will have on our health and the environment. The marchers assembled at Norton Skate Park then proceeded through Malton town centre and ended at the […]

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Canine watch starts today

The Canine Watch initiative is rolling out across Kirkbymoorside with effect from today! PDF of Canine Watch poster PDF of Canine Watch Registration form

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Health and Wellbeing newsletter

The latest issue of the North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board newsletter has recently been published. Topics covered in this issue include: how health and social care services worked together to meet the challenges of winter; preparations for the introduction of the Care Act in April; the latest on the development of an autism strategy […]

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Ryedale Cancer Support & Social Group

Help for people affected by cancer either directly or as a friend / relative of a direct sufferer.

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Drug drive law: Am I fit to drive?

New drug drive legislation comes into force on 2 March 2015. This short campaign video reminds people taking medicines to check with their doctor or pharmacist before getting behind the wheel.

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Grant funding for local projects

The People’s Health Trust is open for applications, quite broad ideas as long as it is a project designed and run by local people. They are looking for projects where they are the only funder. Application deadline 25th February. Grants of between £5000 and £25,000 are available. More detail about the sort of things they […]

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New meditation group starts in Kirkby

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