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Relationships

We are surrounded by many different types of relationships: family, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pets, partners and all sorts of other people.  When these relationships are healthy, then we thrive. They see us through the good times and help us through the bad times.  However, when…

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD you might think or picture something bad happening and so to stop this happening you might feel the need to do things again and again, such as washing your hands or…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

'Couch to 5K got me off the sofa'

Laura, 27, hadn't done any exercise for 10 years when she came across the Couch to 5K plan. Here's her story of the nine weeks that took her literally from her living room sofa to running 5km. If I was to pinpoint one thing that put me off…

Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely doesn’t always mean you are alone, you can be surrounded by people and still feel like you’re own your own. There are lots of reasons why you may feel alone including: Moved to a new school or to live in a new town/city…

Sexual Health

Whether it is your first time, or your 100th time having sex, it should be consensual and something you enjoy and can do safely.  Sex can often be a scary topic and something you do not want to talk about.  Your overall health and wellbeing…

Worried about school

School can be a challenging time for some young people, whether it be moving from primary to secondary school, sitting exams, or even feeling misunderstood by their peers or teachers. The good thing is there are things you can do to make things better … Not…

Worried about meeting new people

Not everyone finds meeting new people and making new friends easy, for some it can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience.  However, meeting new people can be really interesting;  you can end up having great conversations, discovering new stuff and making good friends. Ways to…

Self Harm

Self-harm is when an individual chooses to hurt themselves or make themselves feel pain in some way, this could be through cutting, burning or by doing things such as drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. If you are self-harming this may be because there…