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Females & autism

Currently there are about four autistic boys to every one girl with autism. However, with the increasing knowledge of the causes of autism and increased understanding of the broad range of characteristics within the spectrum, it is recognised that there … Continue reading

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I am worried about my son’s online gambling – how can I help him?

A study of 96,000 European school students aged 15-16 years old has shown that 23% of boys report that they have gambled online for money and 12% report doing so frequently (2-4 times a month or more). There is growing … Continue reading

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Can’t get a good night’s sleep & counting sheep really isn’t helping? Try these exercises to relax your mind & body.

Do you lie in bed worrying about tomorrow’s meeting with the boss at work? whether you annoyed your friend by not returning their text? who’s going to look after the kids whilst you’re at the doctors? is that a rash … Continue reading

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Too much to do & too little time? Try this time management technique with a difference.

  You have a list as long as your arm of things to do at work – and another for things to do once you get home. Sometimes it’s hard to even start because it all seems so overwhelming. And … Continue reading

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The fifth & final 5-a-day: GIVE

There are a number of benefits to mental health from the act of giving. These include building a sense of belonging, improving our sense of competence and providing a distraction from our own problems. So how could you GIVE……. Do … Continue reading

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Fourth out of your 5-a-day: KEEP LEARNING

Studies have shown that learning throughout life is linked to greater satisfaction and optimism, and increased self-esteem and interaction with other people (see CONNECT). Learning gives you a new goal to work towards and reaching this target can create a … Continue reading

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BE ACTIVE: your second helping of your 5-a-day

BE ACTVE…. Exercise is an excellent way to boost your mood. It triggers the release of the stress-busting chemicals endorphins which produce a positive feeling in the body. Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. … Continue reading

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The first of your 5-a-day for mental wellbeing: CONNECT

The New Economics Foundation identified 5 actions that are linked to mental wellbeing. They are all things that we can do for the first time, do differently, or do more of. They could be thought of as your 5-a-day for … Continue reading

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Controlled breathing exercise – the path to relaxation in 10 minutes or less.

Controlled breathing can help reduce blood pressure, promote relaxation and calm, and help us to de-stress. Here is an easy introductory breathing exercise to try. All you need is a chair and 10 minutes. Choose a time and place where … Continue reading

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Steps to success for your New Year’s resolution.

It’s 2015 – time to lose weight, get fit, get a new job, spend less money, master meditation and learn Russian. Oh yes, and hold onto my current job, keep my relationship working, manage the house, raise the kids and … Continue reading

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