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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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What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

Your body has nine months to get used to growing your baby. That’s long enough for it to feel normal, despite the sometimes less than pleasant side effects. When your baby is born, your body changes in an instant, this can leave you feeling all at sea. All Change The hormones that have supported and

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helping someone who is suicida

Helping someone who is suicidal

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.

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new mum tips

New Mum Tips

They say that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. In fact, giving birth and becoming a mum can be terrifying and thrilling in equal parts. But while that saying is true, there are a few things you can bear in mind to make the transition from couple to family as smooth as possible.

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10 things you might not know when becoming a new dad

10 things you might not know when becoming a new dad

Most new dads have a few months to get used to the idea of fatherhood but there’s more than a grain of truth in the adage that nothing can prepare you for becoming a parent. Here are a few things you may not already know. Making it up as you go along Many men figure

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