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Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) training / strategies for parents

What is it? NVR stands for Non Violent Resistance and was originally developed as an approach to parenting and caring for those young people who are violent, risk taking, aggressive or self-destructive. The technique is now being used in a variety of settings including work…

Open your eyes to STIs

Cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, are increasing. If you have unprotected sex, your health is at risk. Find out what symptoms to look out for and how to stay safe. In June 2015, Public Health England released a report on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England. The…

Orthodontics

Many people have crowded or crooked teeth, or their teeth don't meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles.   In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape…

Out-of-hours medicines

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP practice's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. If you have a prescription If you already have a…

Overcoming the barriers to exercise

Ways to get round common blockers that are preventing you from getting more active. 'I don't have time' This is a common blocker, but it's like anything you want to do: you have to prioritise and manage your schedule so that it fits in. You can break your…

Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Painkiller headaches

Painkillers are a good way to relieve headaches, but if you take them more than 2 or 3 times a week, they could become the cause of your headaches. Up to 1 in 10 people who have frequent headaches do so because they take painkillers too often, says…

Parenting Support

Being a parent is rewarding, watching your children grow and helping them to find their independence. Parenting can also be really hard work!! In this section you will find a range of national and local services relating to family life including parenting and support services…

Passive smoking: protect your family and friends

Secondhand smoke is dangerous, especially for children. The best way to protect loved ones is to quit smoking. At the very least, make sure you have a smokefree home and car. When you smoke a cigarette (or roll-up, pipe or cigar), most of the smoke…

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)? ‘Pathological Demand Avoidance’ is a term which has been used to describe behaviours which involve being unable or unwilling to comply with normal social rules and boundaries, which may include the ordinary demands and expectations of everyday life e.g.…
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