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'How I help improve student mental health'

University students undergo big transitions, which can affect their mental health. Dr Luke Jefferies describes his work as a mental health adviser helping students through these difficulties. "In the 65 years since the NHS was founded, attitudes to mental health, including student mental health, have dramatically changed,"…

Addiction

Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…

ADHD

ADHD is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and might become more obvious when your child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. The symptoms, usually noticed before…

Adult Autism Strategy

This strategy sets out the actions and activities that the Autism Partnership Board (APB) have taken so far and the six strategic priorities for future work to support autistic people in West Berkshire. The Strategy also seeks to have an impact on local services and…

Adult Placement - Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives aims to offer support to a variety of people with a differing range of needs and skills.  These can be people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people, care leavers, disabled children becoming young adults, parents with learning disabilities and…

Adults

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support Hub for information and advice in West Berkshire. Call 01635 503579 or email: westberksbct@westberks.gov.uk  Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fri to Sun 8.30am to 4.30pm.  Advice leaflet for residents. Health and Wellbeing information including listing of online activities and resources. UNPAID…

Alcohol misuse

Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively - more than the lower-risk limits of alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption is measured in units. A unit of alcohol is 10ml of pure alcohol, which is about: half a pint of normal-strength lager a single measure (25ml) of spirits A small glass (125ml) of wine…

Allergies

An allergy is the body’s hypersensitive reaction to a particular food or substance. Allergies are thought to affect more than one in four people in the UK at some point in their lives. They’re particularly common in children. Some allergies go away as a child gets…
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