Relationships and sex

How to keep teenagers safe

How to keep your teenager safe

As children grow into teenagers they desire more freedom and inevitably start to spend less time with their family. While this may worry parents a little, especially at first, it is perfectly normal and gradually building up a teenager’s independence will help them grow into a well-adjusted adult. If your teenager is at the stage

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Teens and STD's

Teens and STD’S

Did you know that around half of teenagers who are sexually active will contract an STD like Chlamydia or Herpes before the age of 25? Shocking, especially when you consider some of the possible long-term health implications, such as infertility. And in a world where HIV and AIDS remain a very real threat, it also

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Friendship and peer pressure

Friendship and peer pressure

The dawn of the teen era in your kids’ lives brings with it a specific shift in attitudes. As they become increasingly independent, opinions and advice from their friends begin to matter more than those from their parents. It is a time when kids are searching for their own identities, and enjoy trying on different

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support for teenage pregnancy

Support for teenage pregnancy

Partners, family and friends can be a great source of support to pregnant teenagers and young mums. But sometimes you need a little more, whether it’s health information or just needing to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through. Extra support services are available for young mums and mums-to-be, often on a local

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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 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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