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I think I might be gay

I think I might be gay

It is estimated that one in ten people around the world may be gay or lesbian. Not all gay people are openly ‘out’ about their sexuality and, sadly, society still plays host to varying attitudes towards the gay community. The majority of gay people become aware of their homosexuality in their teens, as they pass

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The dangers of over thinking

The dangers of over thinking

How does the idea of a life with less worry sound to you? Attractive? Possible? A huge relief? Worrying is fast becoming the biggest growing addiction in the western world and often goes unrecognised in terms of being something that, with awareness, we can change. Most people are so identified with their thoughts and caught

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coping with a chronic illness

Coping with a chronic illness

A chronic condition is one that is likely to be with you every day for the rest of your life. Typical examples include diabetes, arthritis, angina, or osteoporosis. There are many others. Unlike a tummy bug or a broken bone there is no end in sight for sufferers of chronic illnesses. Coping with a chronic

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The Samaritans

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a charitable organisation that offers 24/7 support to anyone across the UK and the Republic of Ireland who feels they are in distress or who simply needs to talk. There are 201 separate branches, and the Samaritans have been offering a non-judgemental listening ear for more than 60 years. Since 1984 the

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NSPCC

NSPCC

Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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surviving domestic abuse and moving on

Surviving domestic abuse and moving on

Survivors of domestic abuse must initially focus on the practicalities of establishing a new and safe living environment for themselves and their children. Although vital, this focus leaves little time or energy for dealing with the emotional fall-out from the domestic abuse. As the dust settles, survivors may be expecting to feel relieved and free,

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