Leslie Preston

Mental Health Nurse

Hello from Dorset! I’m Leslie, a mental health nurse at Dorset HealthCare. My wife and I (and our bulldog George) relocated here from the north in 2020.

We had friends in the area and used to visit them often; we really enjoyed being here and what it had to offer. We had a long-term plan to make the move to the south coast and when the opportunity arose, we took it.

I decided to take early retirement which gave us the opportunity to improve our work-life balance and made the move from Derbyshire to Devon. I was looking for a new challenge to enhance my skills as a mental health nurse. I now work as a specialist nurse within a very supportive and friendly team and work three days a week with Dorset HealthCare.

We live in Axminster, close to the Jurassic Coast, in Devon. I travel and cover North/West Dorset (Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport). We get to enjoy the best of Devon and Dorset!

We now have a very different pace of life. I do Yoga on the beach in Lyme Regis every week, take day trips to Weymouth, enjoy great local food and BBQs on the beach and I am able to practice my surfing skills and paddle boarding!