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University Mental Health – how to thrive in higher education

University Mental Health University Mental Health Day – March 1st 2018 University Mental Health Day is a national campaign which promotes the mental health of people who live, work and study in universities. It is jointly run by Student Minds and UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisers Charity) and encourages all staff and students to get involved. If you have someone you care about heading off to university it is important to know that they will be looked after, not just physically, but mentally as well. They may be living away from home for the first time and dealing with new people, new surroundings...

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Children’s hobbies and why they should remain just that – hobbies

Why Children’s hobbies are so important The definition of a hobby is An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure. A hobby is meant to be a hobby When your child takes up something new it is exciting for us parents. You begin to see their true personality and individuality. Then when a child starts getting better at it the excitement leads us to believe that it is something we should push and encourage. This is a natural, healthy reaction as we just want the best opportunities for our children and their future success, but we need to...

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Teenage sexual relationships and how to prepare!

What do you do when your child brings home their boyfriend or girlfriend? Watching your child grow up, change and become more independent is weird. It is wonderful too, but it is weird. You have complete control over them for years and they love it. Then that all changes and you have to take a back seat and parent them from a distance. Teenage sexual relationships One of the weirdest parts for me was how to deal with the boyfriend/girlfriend situation and the subject of teenage sexual relationships. We didn’t give it much thought before it happened and although I...

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Keeping children safe online – Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day – Keeping children safe online Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally. It is held in February each year to inspire a national conversation. It is a partnership of three organisations, (Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL) and was created to ‘promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people‘. “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. This year Safer Internet Day is on February 6th As a parent myself, I have had to work very hard to keep up with the ever-changing technology available to my children. I didn’t use the internet much myself until...

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What do you buy for Anti-Valentine’s Day?

“Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” W. Somerset Maugham What do you buy for Anti-Valentine’s Day? Young, gooey, heartfelt love is wonderful…if you are lucky enough to receive it. If not then Valentines Day is a bit of a bore, so why not turn it into a fun night! We have been looking for anti-Valentines gifts to help you and other singleton’s in your life, have a laugh on the most romantic night of the year! 1. Alcoholic Lollipop A delicious giant ‘Valentine’s Day Sucks’ lollipop made with real alcohol....

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