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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can be devastating for individuals, children, families and communities.  The Home Office Definition of Domestic Abuse is:  ‘Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been…

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-beingand human rights of individuals, which allow people — especially children, young people and vulnerable adults — to live free from abuse, harm and neglect. Any child can be hurt, put at risk of harm or abused, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or religion. The UK government…

Who are the victims of domestic violence and abuse?

Domestic abuse is widespread and can affect anyone. However, some groups are more likely to be victims.  Women are most likely to be victims of abuse and perpetrators are most likely to be men.   Children are often the hidden victims of domestic violence and abuse. …

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…

Support for Children / Young People with SEN Leaving Custody

Support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities released from custody. All young people who are released from custody are subject to a period of supervision on licence by the Youth Offending Service (YOS). In Liverpool, the Youth Offending Service has…

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…

Healthy Eating & Exercise

Healthy eating and getting regular physical exercise are key to maintaining positive wellbeing as well as keeping your body healthy; our physical health and mental health are closely linked, so physical activity can be very beneficial for our mental health and general wellbeing. Exercise Exercise could…