Helping children sleep

Help your children sleep The end of the summer marks the start of a new school year for children across the United Kingdom.  Schools in Scotland and Wales have already started their new academic year, and within a few short days, students across England will be joining their peers in a return to the classroom.  For many children this will be the...

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Post lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic?

Leaving Lockdown – Domestic Abuse – The new epidemic? In England and Wales domestic abuse makes up nearly a quarter of all reported violent crime and we have all heard about the spike in domestic abuse and violence during the recent Covid 19 lockdown. One in four women and one in six men may be experiencing domestic abuse at this time. Home...

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Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times

Parenting and beyond during Covid-19 times Admittedly, the majority of parents have felt a LOT of pressure these last few months. The uncertainty of schools reopening, quarantines, job losses or changes, inability to plan, cancellations of trips, difficulties in organising family life and socialising or seeing dear ones has been very challenging....

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress The stress levels of parents working from home right now are probably very high.  This is possibly also true of the children they are supporting in their homeschooling.  Primary school children are particularly affected as they are less likely to be in live lessons, less likely to be allowed out to meet one friend...

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Employers – Be Kind

Employers – Be Kind This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK.  With so many of us facing challenging circumstances right now, it is even more critical to be mindful of our own mental health and that of those close to us. With many campaigns over the years, aiming to remove the stigma around talking about mental health, treating...

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#kindness – what does it mean to a child

#bekind – what does kindness mean to a child This week is mental health awareness week in the UK;  the theme is #kindnessmatters.  Following the tragic death of Caroline Flack earlier this year, kindness has been a hot topic, with t-shirts featuring the #bekind moniker and recently lots of Facebook posts asking us to be kind and not judge...

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Mental health in the workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace Mental health is now the most common cause of sickness absence and is having a significant impact on businesses both large and small, the economy, the family and society as a whole. Even with the raised profile and openness shown by many famous people we are still not addressing the problems adequately and progress...

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What is Arts4Dementia?

What is Arts4Dementia? The current government lockdown has been hard on families across the nation, indeed the world.  Having to stay within our individual households has meant a loss of contact with loved ones and a sense of isolation, particularly for the most vulnerable members of society.  People over 70 have been advised to stay indoors for...

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Elders keeping in touch while social distancing

Ways to stay in touch with elders during social distancing People aged 70 and over have been urged to self-isolate for 12 weeks as the government bids to prevent the NHS from being completely swamped from coronavirus cases. Pensioners will effectively be cut off from friends, family and loved ones while health officials desperately try to limit...

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Managing anxiety during uncertain times.

Managing anxiety during uncertain times The current social-political climate is unprecedented in modern history.  Not since our grandparents and great grandparents were called up to war in the early twentieth century have we seen such a global predicament as that of the COVID-19 virus.  Whilst each individual country affected is implementing their...

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