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Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Breast cancer awareness

Detecting breast cancer early can mean that treatment is more effective. Knowing what your breasts normally feel like will help you to be aware of any abnormal changes. However, not all changes are a sign of breast cancer. Some women have cysts or thickening of…

Bullying: the facts

Many children and young people experience bullying at school and outside of school - but they don't have to put up with it. Almost 45,000 children talked to ChildLine about bullying in 2013. NSPCC figures suggest nearly half of children and young people (46%) have…

Camping safety

A camping holiday can be great fun for all the family. Pitching your tent is one of the least expensive accommodation options for a holiday. Kids love the freedom of staying in a tent: sleeping under the stars, eating simple meals and enjoying the great outdoors.…

Cancer and social care

If you have cancer, your first priority is medical care. But there are people who can help with other aspects of life, such as where to get help with money and benefits. The first person to speak to about social care is your doctor or nurse. They'll be able…

Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger…

Care and support: what's changing?

Since the Care Act 2014, the way people receive care and support has changed to be more consistent across England. The changes in the Care Act are designed to put you in control of the help you receive. Any decisions about your care and support will…

Carers' assessments

If you provide care and support to an adult friend or family member, you may be eligible for support from your local council. This support could include being offered money to pay for things that make caring easier. Or the local authority might offer practical support,…
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