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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,"…

'How I've learnt to deal with stress'

Before going on a stress-management course, Arvind Devalia worked busy 10-hour days from his home office. As a business coach and writer, he was completely focused on his career, believing that harder work would bring better results. With his office being at home, there was…

10 stress busters

If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause. The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking. "In…

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (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 may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most…

Anger and aggressive behaviour

Aggressive behaviour is when a child or young person reacts in hostile way towards peers, siblings or adults. It can include verbal and physical aggression. There are lots of reasons why your child or young person might be aggressive. They might be feeling anxious and…

Anxiety

Anxiety is an increasingly common problem among children and young people, with approximately 1 in 10 people experiencing it at some point in their lives. Some level of anxiety is common to everyone. We only consider anxiety a disorder when it starts to have a significant…

Autism - Embrace Autism because....

It is a part of the lives of many families.  Whether that is having a child with autism, a partner, family member, friend or colleague.  You may have autism yourself.  People with autism have many positive qualities and given the right opportunities, the environment and support…

Autism and Eating Difficulties

Some of our children have difficulties with swallowing or eating foods with particular texture, smells, colours, etc. Refusing to eat certain food, having meltdowns or showing other behaviours during meals, or gagging and vomiting around certain foods can be very difficult. A healthy diet A…

Autism in Children and Young People

Autism is a developmental condition that affects the way children and young people communicate with and relate to others. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. They often prefer routine and might struggle with change. They might have particularly intense…

Baby and toddler meal ideas

If you need some inspiration to help you cook healthy and tasty food for your kids, try these meal ideas.  They're not suitable as first foods, but fine once your baby is used to eating a wide range of solid foods. When preparing food for babies,…
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