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Peer pressure

Sometimes it feels like everyone's trying to push you into having sex: your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, films and TV. But it's up to you when you have sex, and it's OK to say no. Find out how to resist the pressure. One minute you're…

Period problems

If problems with your periods are affecting your life, there's help and support available. This page explains what you can do about: Painful periods Heavy periods Irregular periods No periods (absent periods) Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) Endometriosis   Ovulation pain Before you see your GP about period problems, it can…

Periods and fertility in the menstrual cycle

The length of the menstrual cycle varies from woman to woman, but the average is to have periods every 28 days. Regular cycles that are longer or shorter than this, from 21 to 40 days, are normal. "The menstrual cycle is the time from the first day…

Periods: do I need a doctor?

Women's periods can change. It doesn't necessarily mean there's a serious problem, but it may need to be checked. Find out what's normal and what's not for your monthly period. Periods last around two to seven days. The average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, although…

Personal Budgets Information

  A Personal Budget is an amount of money identified to deliver a service where the parent or young person has a say in how the service is provided.        

Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets are a new initiative to give patients more choice and control. A personal health budget is an amount of money to support the identified healthcare and wellbeing needs of an individual, which is planned and agreed between the individual, or their representative,…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. If you’re aged 16 to 64 you could get between £22 and £141.10 a week by claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP).…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - what it is and how to claim it (DWP)

On 8 April 2013 the Government introduced a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP). PIP replaces Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64. Watch the video for an overview of PIP and how to claim it - Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  …

Physical activity guidelines for adults

How much physical activity do adults aged 19-64 years old need to do to stay healthy? To stay healthy or improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and strength exercises. How much physical activity you need to do each week depends on…

Physical activity guidelines for children (under 5 years)

How much physical activity do children under 5 years old need to do to keep healthy? Being physically active every day is important for the healthy growth and development of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. For this age group, activity of any intensity should be encouraged, including light…
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