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2014
You can’t have it all. That’s the message the Government appears to have for modern mothers. Like to combine a career, motherhood and beauty? Forget about it. You can’t have the cake and eat it. This is a subject that stems from a recent report that Jo Swinson, the Coalition’s Minister for Women and Equalities,...
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This week – November 17th to 21st 2014 – is Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying in all forms is something that, both as professionals and parents, we feel VERY strongly about. In this, we are far from alone. The internet, so often at the root of the problems that children and teenagers experience, is awash with resources,...
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It has been described as a ‘hidden epidemic’. It is time to bring it into the open. The ‘it’ in question is the impact that social media, video games, image sharing platforms and digital communications in other forms are having on children and adolescents and, in particular, their mental health. Think for a moment about...
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To be honest, hip-hop isn’t our thing. Neither is rap. For teenagers right now, though, this seems to be the music that matters. Rap and hip-hop are big. But really, is this suitable listening material for those experiencing mental health difficulties? You might, perhaps, suspect not. The lyrics often present problems for parents. The language...
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It is estimated that today, in 2014, schizophrenic illness affects 26 million people. To some, this might seem a startling statistic. To us, it underlines that Living with Schizophrenia is not an uncommon undertaking. The capitals, incidentally, are to highlight that this, Living with Schizophrenia, is the theme for World Mental Health Day, which is...
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Some statistics about suicide: – On an annual basis, around one million people (worldwide) kill themselves. – On average, suicide claims a life every 40 seconds. – That’s 3,000 deaths per day. – More lives are lost to suicide than homicide and war combined. These figures, incidentally, come from IASP – the International Association for...
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How’s it going? Managing to keep boredom at bay? This can prove to be a problematic period and the challenges should not be underestimated. Entertaining offspring, day-in day-out, week after week, can be a tall order (trust us, we speak from personal experience). It’s perhaps no great surprise then that the easiest option is the...
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It has been described as ‘Fight Club Online’. It’s the latest violent viral craze. To most people it’s known as Punch 4 Punch. It can have tragic consequences. One man – a 23-year-old father – has died this summer from participating in a pursuit that appears to have dethroned NekNominate as the latest unfathomable internet...
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Are they a troublemaker? Or might they have mental health needs that have never been met? Could YOU tell the difference? Could the teacher? Should the child be stigmatised, written off and excluded? Or might this be a problem that is rooted in misunderstanding and one that can, with the correct support, be solved? Could...
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How often? For how long? These are questions we pose having just read a report from Public Health England suggesting that spending too much time online can lead to certain mental health issues. Young people – children and teenagers – are at the greatest risk. This is a problem that not enough people – in...
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