Find out more about The Dispensary!
Maybe you are curious about what we do? Or just want to know more about us here at The Dispensary, then hopefully this will help you understand allot better!
Inform, Connect, Act, Heal
At the Dispensary you can find out about, access, connect with, take back responsibility for your health in its broadest sense. There is information about events, workshops, concerts too. In our local Dispensary we have our own programme of events, exploring futurehealth.
A Community Interest Company
The Dispensary is a Community Interest Company. It is a not for profit company being developed completely in the communities interest.
The Dispensary Dividend
Everyone who registers with The Dispensary can get a Dispensary Dividend Card or number (if you live outside Whitby) which enables you to earn 5% credit on every purchase you make online or in our shop.
You can redeem this credit back against future purchases - so why not make use of it regularly to give yourself some money off. Or, save your Dividends over time and treat yourself once in a while!
Watch our introductory video here:
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Building the Future..
No one can predict the future. But you would have to be blind not to notice how the nature of our society and culture is changing in so many different ways, socially, economically and culturally. And it is changing everywhere.
The way we view our personal health, our work, the environment, art and spirituality are all changing, sometimes radically.
Looked at positively these changes illustrate mans ability to learn and adapt even if it is under pressure! That we need new economic and environmental pardigms seems obvious.
Cooperation and collaboration are now beginning to appear as credible alternatives to the competition and the chaos of the market.
Cooperation and collaboration are key words too for the environment, for personal health and for society. Cooperation and collaboration are about rebuilding and repairing our association with each other, our body, our work and our cultural life, reintegrating them all into a more effective whole.
These are the building blocks of the future. Add your thoughts to this beginning and make a start where you are.
How to Connect..
As part of our ethos, we aim to connect users with the local community, enabling involvement which in the wider sense promotes personal wellbeing. We believe health is not only the absense of disease, but wellbeing in a wider sense:
- Social Health
Are my social needs and interests being nourished through my connections with others whether this is a mutual support group, sports group, or social group?
- Economic and Environmental Health
Are my economic and environmental needs being met in appropriately rewarding work and a positive environment?
- Cultural and Spiritual Health
Are my cultural and spiritual needs and interests being developed? Am I able to access relevant cultural, artistic and spiritual resources.
Navigate your way around to find out about groups within your local area.
The Dispensary works to campaign to support causes and organisations which share our ethos. Current campaigns include:
- Campaign for Real Medicine - Aiming to support and protect the use of natural medicine
- Campaign for Real Care - Aiming to support the Camphill Community at Botton Village against threat from a regulatory system
Treat it Naturally..
Here at the Dispensary we try to make the breadth of natural medicine available to everyone. The Dispensary can be used as a central hub for all your natural health needs.
Health conditions and therapies database
We believe that being well informed is key for taking back responsibility for your own health. Therefore, our website houses a medical database of health conditions and therapies, written by GP Dr Peter Mansfield, director of Good Healthkeeping.
Online Practitioner and Clinics Directory
We have traded in natural medicine for 25 years and have the largest range of natural medicine products in the UK. We are wholly committed to producing evidence-based, sustainable medicines.
We are world leaders in propolis research and manufacture a variety of cutting edge medicines from the beehive designed to aid a wide range of common health complaints.
- We also trade with professionals, you can find our practitioner catalogue at www.herbalapothecaryuk.com
How to find us
We are open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
6 Hunter Street
Telephone: (01947) 603456
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- Botton Advent Fair
- Soul Readings with Julie Jurgan
- Botton Steiner School Advent Fair
- Mexican Vegetarian & vegan hot buffet at Grapes Inn, Scaling Dam Fri 21st Nov 7.30 p.m.
- Christmas Vegetarian & Vegan hot buffet at Grapes Inn, Scaling Dam, Fri 12th December 7.30p.m.
- Carols by Candlelight round the fire at Grapes Inn Friday 19th December 7.30p.m.
- An illustrated talk on chocolate & the history of Rowntrees donations in aid of Action for Botton
- Phil Martin with Steve Cooper & Guests 5th December at La Rosa, WHitby