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Benefits of cycling

All you need to know about getting into cycling, including: benefits of cycling cycling safety tips organised cycling events safety gear checklist bicycle road safety check Find out about the health benefits of cycling and get tips on equipment, road safety, and cycle routes. Benefits of cycling Cycling…

Benefits of exercise

Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It's free, easy…

Benefits post 16

  Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Due to changes in the benefit system once your child reaches 16 they may not be able to renew their claim for DLA.  Instead they will need to claim the new benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The government has produced a…

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,…

Boost your health at work

Most of our waking hours are spent at work, which means the working environment can play a big part in our health and wellbeing. About 131 million working days were lost through absences caused by sickness or injury in 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics. Minor illnesses,…

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 at work

How to identify if you're being bullied at work, how to stop it, and advice on getting support. What is workplace bullying? Bullying can involve arguments and rudeness, but it can also be more subtle. Excluding and ignoring people and their contribution, unacceptable criticisms and…

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…
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