Divorce and separation

deliberate self harming

Deliberate self harming

Self-harm can be a delicate topic to broach with your kids. If you suspect or discover that your child or teenager is deliberately hurting herself then you will probably have lots of questions. You may not be sure how to handle the situation without making it worse and might not know where to turn for

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Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

Around 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by their grandparents or other family members. This may be due to a parent’s drug abuse, imprisonment, illness or bereavement. Of course, raising your grandchildren brings plenty of rewards but also its fair share of challenges. Negative feelings While the advantages of having your grandchildren living

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sure start services

Sure start services

The government launched Sure Start as a means to help every child in the UK get the best possible start in life. Services offered under the scheme focus on Family Health, Well Being, and Early Years Education for pregnant women and their children aged four and under. Sure Start services are aimed primarily at parents

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does counselling really work

Does counselling really work

Compared to thirty years ago, attitudes towards counselling have changed radically. In the past, people who ‘went on the couch’ were viewed with suspicion and assumed to be extremely unstable, whereas these days the question of ‘are you having counselling’ can be one of the first used to assess how someone is going to get

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Positivity And Optimism

Positivity And Optimism

Life isn’t always simple, it can be easy to get trapped in a cycle of negativity. One negative thought breeds another, before you know it you’re feeling overwhelmed with them all. If this sounds like you, then you might be looking for ways to encourage more positive thoughts and be more optimistic about life. Studies

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How Can You Be Sure If Someone Is Sincere

How Can You Be Sure If Someone Is Sincere

I tend to try and see the best in people. Most of the time it works out just fine – people are lovely and my faith in human nature is borne out. But there are times when the person you’re dealing with is not entirely honest with you. And when that happens, I’m rubbish at

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