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Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Boys and puberty Q&A

Puberty is the process of growing from a boy into a young man. Here's what to expect. When will I start puberty? If puberty hasn't started yet, don't worry. Most boys begin when they're around 13 or 14 years old, but some start earlier and…

Braces and orthodontics

Braces are in high demand. More than 200,000 children and adults in England and Wales started orthodontic treatment last year. Here are the answers to some common questions about this type of dental treatment. Why have braces? The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best…

Buddy Dogs

Buddy dogs can contribute to sensory & physical development Buddy dogs are guide dogs that haven't qualified to work as mobility assistance dogs but can improve the quality of life of blind and partially sighted children and young people by contributing to sensory and physical…

Bullying: advice for parents

Knowing or suspecting that your child is being bullied can be very upsetting, but there's lots you can do to help tackle the problem. Bullying is one of the biggest concerns for parents, according to Family Lives, a support organisation for parents. If you find…

Bus Pass

Concessionary bus travel is available to people with disabilities over the age of 5. You can also apply for a companion pass if unable to travel alone. The pass entitles you to free all day travel on journeys that start in Hampshire (excluding Southampton and…

Calorie checker

Use the search box above to look up the calories of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks quickly and simply. For quick access to the calorie checker on the go, save this page to your mobile device's home screen, just like an app.   Online calorie counters are one of the easiest ways…

Calories in alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps? The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from…

Care, (Education) & Treatment Reviews (CTR / CETR)

NHS England leads the national programme for learning disabilities and/or autism (often still referred to as Transforming Care). The programme exists to improve health and care services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism so that more children, young people and adults can live in…

Carers - Emotional Well Being

A carer is anybody who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty or disability. All the care they give is unpaid. Many carers don't see themselves as carers. It can be difficult for carers to see…
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