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  • Health and wellbeing

    Laughing gas: not funny

    Laughing gas: a parent’s guide

  • Health and wellbeing

    How to look after your family’s mental health when you’re stuck indoors

    With schools closing and many adults working from home, families are going to be cooped up – and that may present some difficulties for children and their parents. Here are our tips for keeping everyone’s spirits up as much as possible as we self-isolate.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

    Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Unwinding online: the rise of ASMR

    We talk about ‘detoxing’ and ‘taking a break’ when we want to escape the stress digital tech can bring. But the internet itself also offers new ways of unwinding. One of the most peculiar – and popular with young people – is ASMR.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Bulimia nervosa: a parent’s guide

    Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help. 

  • Health and wellbeing

    Ecstasy: a parent’s guide

    Ecstasy use is on the rise among young people. What should parents know about the drug

  • 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

    Treatment for your child’s eating disorder

    It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

  • Health and wellbeing

    Understanding anorexia nervosa

    Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child

  • Health and wellbeing

    Why boys are less likely to ask for help… and what we can do to help them

    For many reasons, men and boys who have experienced child sexual abuse find it more difficult to be taken seriously. This article from NCA-CEOP looks at why this might be – and how we can support them.

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Coronavirus – stay at home! And look after your online health!

    With many schools closed, children are spending more time online. Here, NCA-CEOP explains how to help young people get the most from technology – and avoid the risks 

  • Parenting
    Health and wellbeing

    Surviving family life under lockdown

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

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