Helping teens in lockdown

Another month has slipped past; life as we knew it, is but a distant memory and the unrelenting tedium of queuing, household chores and home schooling makes many of us feel like we are all living our very own version of Groundhog Day. There has, however, been some respite recently, with the announcement that we…

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Charity: Raising funds and awareness of good causes

I’m bringing a good selection of all kinds of different charities to learn about this month. It’s fantastic to see how so many people are getting involved in raising awareness for different issues. Even better, lots of brands and companies are joining in sharing social responsibility. We all have the power to help: giving our…

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Mental Health Round-up: Acceptance & perceptions

We’re somehow racing towards the end of June and OMFG it’s the summer holidays soon and I still can’t make these shorts fit and it’s sports day tomorrow and woodlice keep eating my strawberries in the garden and and and… Pfff. Summer’s nice I suppose. In a vague, distant “I think I ought to look as…

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Health Round-up: Boobs, smiles and moustaches

We all know that breastfeeding has many health benefits for both mother and child, but would you want to be paid for doing it? The announcement of research to boost breastfeeding rates in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire by giving financial incentives has had a lot of you up in arms this past month. I won’t…

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Health Round-up: OCD, hypermobility & Emma Bunton

Earlier this week, I wrote for BritMums asking if you support the Saatchi Medical Innovation Bill. It gets its second reading in the House of Commons tomorrow and, in a last-minute change since I wrote that post, Lord Maurice Saatchi, who developed the Bill after his wife died of cancer, is meeting Health Secretary Jeremy…

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