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Is your hearing loss getting you down?

Finding it hard to follow conversations can take its toll on relationships, which is one reason why taking action to tackle your hearing loss is important. Despite the fact that deafness can be socially isolating, it can take up to 10 years for people who…

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship?

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships - including those between teenagers - can happen to men and boys, but it's much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships.…

It's OK to say no

Don't feel awkward about saying no to sex or kissing, touching or any other sexual activity. 'No' is an important word in sex and relationships. Find out how you can say no. Nobody has the right to make you go further than you want to. You…

IVF explained

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is the best treatment for certain kinds of fertility problems. However, it can be demanding and doesn't always result in pregnancy. If you're about to start a course of IVF, find out as much as you can about the treatment. Knowing…

Joint inspections of local area SEND provision

In May 2016, the two inspectorates, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC), started a new type of joint inspection: Joint inspections of local area Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities provision. The aim of these inspections is to hold local areas to account…

Keep weight off

If you've achieved your target weight, well done! But don't undo all the good work by going back to old habits. The key to reaching your ideal weight and keeping the weight off is to make long-term changes to your diet and lifestyle that you…

Kids in the kitchen

Cooking food with your children is a great way to spend time together, and for them to learn about healthy eating. Kids love developing new skills, and even fussy eaters may be tempted by dishes they've made themselves. Let them have a go in the kitchen, and praise them for their efforts.…

Knee pain and other running injuries

Running injuries can affect anyone, from experienced runners who push themselves hard, to beginners whose muscles are not used to running. Below are five of the most common running injuries. Find out how to spot the symptoms, what causes the injuries and what to do…

Learning disabilities: Annual Health Checks

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn't need to be the case. The Annual Health Check scheme is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who…

Learning disabilities: coping with a diagnosis

Having a learning disability diagnosed can be difficult, and in some cases it isn't clear what the learning disability is or why it happened. However, your child's abilities and needs can be assessed to make sure they get the support they need. Learning disability diagnosis Some learning disabilities are…
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