The transition from childhood into adolescence is fraught with challenges. Changing bodies, rampant hormones, the influence of peers and an increasing need for independence, can all create a world that is exciting, yet simultaneously unnerving for youngsters. Fortunately, most children pass through this stage relatively smoothly, but a minority will struggle. Self-Harming Recent years have
There is a taboo that exists around the idea of suicide that makes people wary. But turning your back on it is not the answer. If you become aware that someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, that individual is probably reaching out to you for help. After all, none of us are mind readers.
I’ve been saying this for years, but not for any medical or scientific reason. It’s usually as a form of self-justification for the latest bar of Dairy Milk that has worked its way into my mouth. So I was interested to hear of an article in the medical journal PLOS that offers scientific evidence that
You may have always known you were adopted or perhaps have just found out. Either way, the decision to trace your birth parents is a big leap into the unknown and can feel daunting. For anyone thinking of taking this significant step, we’ve complied a few suggestions on the practicalities of how to go about
There are myriad reasons why your child may benefit from counselling. Perhaps they have suffered from bullying, illness, the death of a loved one or another traumatic event. Or it may simply be the case that you child finds it challenging to manage their emotions and behaviour in general. Counselling for children requires a different
All relationships have their ups and downs, highs and lows, but being in an abusive relationship is different. It is destructive, demoralising and dangerous. It would never be recommended to stay in an abusive relationship but many people feel trapped for differing reasons. Leaving is imperative but you have to leave safely and planning the