Category Archives: Issues

Miscarriage…

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28349477 From the BBC News website: Losing a baby early in pregnancy is a distressing event that many women go through. But how do their partners cope with the emotional impact of miscarriage? According to research from the Miscarriage Association and University College London, partners often feel unable to talk about their feelings of …

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Abortion

The following information was taken from this NHS webpage: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Abortion/Pages/Introduction.aspx “An abortion is the medical process of ending a pregnancy so it does not result in the birth of a baby. It is also sometimes known as a ‘termination’ or a ‘termination of pregnancy’. Depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant, the pregnancy is ended …

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Social Anxiety

The following information comes from this BBC webpage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25416835 “As Christmas approaches, many people will be experiencing a mixture of excitement and trepidation. But for many sufferers of social anxiety, this can be the most traumatic time of the year, writes Olly Ricketts.” “It is estimated that social anxiety disorder affects up to 10% of …

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This is Abuse

The information in this post was taken from this website:  http://thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk/ “Abuse is not normal and never ok. If you are in a relationship with someone, you should feel loved, safe, respected and free to be yourself. There are different forms of abuse, but if your relationship leaves you feeling scared, intimidated or controlled, it’s possible …

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Domestic Violence

The following information was taken from this webpage: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/abuse/Pages/domestic-violence-help.aspx “One woman in four (and one man in six) in the UK will be a victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to research estimates. Two women a week are killed by a current or former male partner. Domestic violence is officially classified as “any incident …

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Postnatal Depression

The following information was taken from this NHS website:  http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/postnataldepression/pages/introduction.aspx “Postnatal depression is a type of depression some women experience after they have had a baby. It usually develops in the first four to six weeks after childbirth, although in some cases it may not develop for several months. There are many symptoms of postnatal depression, …

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Low mood and depression

The following information comes from this NHS webpage: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/low-mood-and-depression.aspx “Life’s ups and downs: reasons we’re not cheerful Most people experience ups and downs in their life, and during the difficult times can feel unhappy, depressed, stressed or anxious. This is a normal part of life. Many difficult events and experiences can leave us in low …

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Gender Dysphoria

The following information comes from this NHS webpage: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gender-dysphoria/Pages/Introduction.aspx “Gender dysphoria is a condition in which a person feels that there is a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity. Biological sex is assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the infant. Gender identity is the gender that a person “identifies” with, or feels …

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Stop Smoking!

  October sees the return of the Stoptober campaign to help people who want to quit smoking. For more details click this link https://stoptober.smokefree.nhs.uk/ where you can apply for your FREE Stoptober pack. For the official Stoptober Facebook page click here https://www.facebook.com/stoptober Here is the Stoptober Twitter link https://twitter.com/stoptober The LIFE-FORCE Counselling Service can offer counselling for addictions, including smoking. …

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Addictions

The following information is from this NHS webpage: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/addictions/Pages/Introduction.aspx “Addiction means not having control over doing, taking or using something harmful. You can’t control how you use whatever you are addicted to and you become dependent on it to get through each day. It’s not only drugs and alcohol that you can become addicted to. …

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