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  1. Domestic Abuse

    Everyone has the right to live free from abuse and fear.  If you are experiencing domestic abuse you may feel frightened, alone and confused.  Please know that you are not to blame and you are not alone. Help and support is available. Domestic abuse can be threatening…
  2. Babysitting

    All parents deserve some time-out from the kids, to enjoy the company of their partner (you might actually get to finish a conversation!), have an uninterrupted meal (cooked by someone else, of course) or just a nice glass of wine at the pub. But not…
  3. Looked after children (children in care)

    What does “looked after children” mean? The term “Looked After” was introduced by the Children Act 1989 and refers to children and young people: under the age of 18 who live away from their parents or family are supervised by a social worker from the…
  4. LGBT families

    If you are seeking support and information to help you and your family there are various local and national organisations providing information, support and referral services for lesbians and gay men from all backgrounds throughout the UK.   LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.
  5. 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…
  6. 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…
  7. 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…
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