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  • Health and wellbeing

    Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

    Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Surviving family life under lockdown

    Family life has undergone a major upheaval over the past year, with households spending time together 24/7. Here are some tips to help you reduce the inevitable tension and get along smoothly with one another

  • Health and wellbeing

    Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

    Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

  • Health and wellbeing

    Talking to your child about an eating disorder

    The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child about the subject

  • Health and wellbeing

    Where can your child get mental health support online during lockdown?

    With a UK lockdown over the winter months, you may be wondering how you can continue to support your child's emotional wellbeing during this unprecedented period. Here's our guide on where your child can get mental health support.

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    How to celebrate special occasions during lockdown

    It would be easy to downplay birthdays and other annual celebrations during the COVID-19 epidemic, but it’s important that children aren’t left feeling like their lives have been put on hold. Here are some tips for ensuring those special days are still marked in style.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Screen time: why you shouldn’t worry

    We hear constantly that screen time is a problem. But is screen time really that bad for you? Oxford Internet Institute Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research Professor Andrew Przybylski debunks the myths. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    What is LSD? A guide for parents

    LSD is one of the most famous hallucinogenic drugs. Recently, there has been an increase of 175% in the number of 16-to-24-year-olds admitting to using it

  • Health and wellbeing

    When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

    Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

  • Games, apps and tech
    Health and wellbeing

    10 ways to use the internet positively

    There is often negativity surrounding how young people use the internet and whether they know enough about the risks. Here’s our guide for talking to your child about how they can get the most out of their time online

  • Health and wellbeing

    County lines – what is it and who is at risk?

    School closures have left vulnerable children who would ordinarily be supported in the day at greater risk of exploitation by criminal gangs. Here’s what you need to know to support your child

  • Health and wellbeing

    Children, alcohol and the law: a parent’s guide

    What’s the law on children and drinking alcohol? Read our quick guide to find out

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