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Going to the theatre

Many theatres have concessions tickets for disabled people, and some offer a free ticket for accompanying carers. To find out more, take a look at your local theatre’s website or give them a call. The Mayflower theatre offers a number of 'relaxed performances'.  They have also made…

Going to work after mental health issues

If you've had a mental health problem and been off or out of work, you may worry about going back. You may be concerned about how your colleagues will react, for example, or that you won't be able to cope. But most people find that…

Good foods to help your digestion

The occasional fry-up or boozy night is unlikely to give you anything more than a short-lived stomach upset. But overindulge too often and you could be storing up trouble for yourself. Here's a tummy-friendly diet to aim for. Fill up on fibre to prevent constipation…

Good Visual Health

A young person’s guide to help with keeping your eyes healthy There are some helpful, Easy Read factsheets that you can use to make sure that you keep your eyes healthy. These include: keep your eyes healthy   Having an eye test   Choosing the right…

Guidance for new Dads

What is the DadPad? A practical guide to gaining the confidence and skills necessary to be the very best dad you can be, developed with the NHS. Why do you need it? As a new dad you will feel excited, but you may also feel…

A guide for disabled festival-goers

Many of the UK's big music festivals provide facilities and staff to assist disabled people. These include accessible toilets and campsites, parking for disabled customers, viewing platforms and welfare support. Planning ahead is the key to staying safe and healthy during your festival, says Suzanne Bull, chief…

Guide to healthy fasting during Ramadan

Don't break your fast with a feast or you may put on weight instead of losing it. If you are not careful, food eaten during the pre-dawn and dusk meals can cause some weight gain.  Dr Razeen Mahroof, an anaesthetist from Oxford, says feasting during the non-fasting hours can…

A guide to tai chi

All you need to know about tai chi, including the health benefits, different styles and getting started. What is tai chi? Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, tai chi…

Guide to the legal rights of disabled children

Find out more about how the law supports disabled children and their families in England and Wales The Disabled Children Legal Handbook (2nd Edition) has been written to help empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It…

A guide to yoga

All you need to know to get started with yoga, including the health benefits, yoga styles for beginners and finding a yoga class. What is yoga? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental…
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