University

  • Coping with mental illness at university

    Coping with mental illness at university

    Leaving home and going to university is a big enough transition in and of itself, but if you throw in the experience of having some form of mental distress on top of it, it can become an overwhelmingly challenging time for a young person. Thankfully universities are much more aware and equipped to sensitively and

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    What to do if your child can't settle in school

    What to do if your child can’t settle in school

    We all want to protect our children but this can become problematic when they start school. Not only are they out of our sight for over six hours each day, they’re often not very forthcoming in telling parents about their day. If your child still hasn’t settled after starting at primary, moving to secondary or

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    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

    “The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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    adult bullying

    Adult bullying

    In simple terms, bullying means one person or a group of individuals being deliberately cruel to another. Such behaviour is not confined to the playground, with childhood bullies often growing up to become a workplace menace. The effects of adult bullying can be just as devastating to those on the receiving end, but with age

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    Get help with childcare costs

    Get help with childcare costs

    Childcare is one of the killer costs of having kids. You need to work to earn money to live, but when you do, you can’t be around to mind your child. Childcare costs are a given for many working families. Not everyone can afford for one parent to remain at home, even though the majority

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    Care to learn funding

    Care to learn funding

    Young parents can often find it a struggle to continue with their education while forking out for expensive childcare at the same time. However, a government scheme called Care to Learn funding can offer some help towards the cost of childcare for those wishing to go back to school or college after their baby is

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