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Education and schools

One of the most important areas where you can support your child is in their schooling. When parents are involved in their children's education they tend to enjoy school more, go to their lessons regularly, get better results and have fewer problems with their behaviour.…

Secondary schools

If your child’s time at primary school comes to an end next summer, then this autumn term is the time to start thinking about what secondary school you want them to go to. Why start thinking now? Because your child won’t automatically be given a…

Getting involved in your child's education

As a parent, you will already know that you are your child’s most valuable teacher. The lessons they learn at home will affect how they interact with other people and the world around them. And, like most parents, you will probably want to do all…

Complementary and alternative therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies are those that fall outside of mainstream healthcare. Everything from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation can be considered complementary or alternative. This section has information on those that offer complementary or alternative therapies. As with details on other areas…

Counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy or psychological therapy. It involves talking to a counsellor about your problems. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings.  People sometimes use the word counselling to refer to talking therapies in…

Eating disorders and obesity

There are several different types of eating disorder, the most common being anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Eating disorders are mental health conditions that all involve an unhealthy relationship with food and eating, and often an intense fear of being overweight. If you have an…

Recycling your waste and greener living

On this page you will find some useful information on recycling your waste and greener living, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Places to go for families

If you are looking for fun days out or somewhere to go with your family or friends, please see this section for a range of ideas. Looking for things to do for the family? Visit the Things to do section to find details of farms, leisiure centres,…

Young parents

Raising a child is never easy - but it can be especially hard when you are a young parent and your friends are having fun and only have themselves to worry about. There may be times when you are struggling and need support or simply want…

Your child's development

On this page you will find some useful information on your child's development, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.
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