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Student Mental Health – How to Get Help When They Need It

Student Mental Health – How to Get Help When They Need It

Mental health problems are as common among students as they are in the general population. But it’s not just students who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling. Alan Percy, head of counselling at the University of Oxford, says: “A lot of difficulties are not caused by medical problems, but by normal life problems, such as family or relationship... 

How to Reduce Your Baby’s Teething Pain

How to Reduce Your Baby’s Teething Pain

Teething can be distressing for some babies, but there are ways to make it easier for them. Every baby is different, and you may have to try a few different things until you find something that works for your baby. Teething rings Teething rings give your baby something to chew safely. This may ease their discomfort and distract them from any pain. Some teething rings can be cooled first in the... 

How to Handle Your Child’s Learning Disabilities Diagnosis

How to Handle Your Child’s Learning Disabilities Diagnosis

Having a learning disability diagnosed can be difficult, and in some cases it isn’t clear what the learning disability is or why it happened. However, your child’s abilities and needs can be assessed to make sure they get the support they need. Learning disability diagnosis Some learning disabilities are discovered at birth, while others are not diagnosed until much later. If... 

Video: How to Care for Your Child When They Have a Fever

Video: How to Care for Your Child When They Have a Fever

Fever is a common feature of childhood infections. In this video Dr Ranj Singh explains how to help a child with fever recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to also watch the NHS Choices video on spotting the signs of sepsis  so you know what to do if your child isn’t getting better. Editor’s Note: Video Highlights Keep a close eye on temperature: Babies under 28 days: check with an... 

Winter is Coming: What You Need to Know About Kids and Colds

Winter is Coming: What You Need to Know About Kids and Colds

Young children get colds quite often because their immune system is still developing. It can be worrying when your child gets a cold, but it’s not usually serious and normally passes within two weeks. Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions about colds in children. Is my child’s cold serious? Colds aren’t usually serious, although young children are at an increased... 

Is Your Teenager In An Abusive Relationship? You CAN Help!

Is Your Teenager In An Abusive Relationship? You CAN Help!

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships – including those between teenagers – can happen to men and boys, but it’s much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships. Different types of abuse Physical abuse can include hitting, kicking, punching, slapping, pushing,...