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Abortion

An abortion is a procedure used to end a pregnancy before it results in the birth of a baby. It may also be referred to as a termination. This can be carried out with either medical or surgical intervention, depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant... 

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Abuse

There are many different types of abuse. While the more common forms include domestic violence, child abuse and emotional abuse, any behaviour towards someone that causes deliberate harm or upset can be considered abuse. Types of abuse include: physical... 

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Addiction(s)

Addiction refers to a difficulty in controlling certain repetitive behaviours to the extent that they have harmful consequences. They are the result of powerful compulsions to use and do certain things excessively, often out of a need to escape from upsetting... 

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ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is characterised by hyperactivity, impulsivity, restlessness and inattentiveness. If unsupported, it can lead to educational, social and psychological difficulties. The condition is more... 

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Adoption

Whether you are an adoptee, an adoptive family, or the birthparent of a child who was adopted - the emotional impact of the adoption process is likely to be life-long. Though the experience of each individual involved is likely to vary, for many the journey... 

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Anger management

Anger is a basic emotion that is central to the survival of our species. Feeling angry is a natural human response to certain life experiences, and it occurs particularly at times when we come under attack, feel deceived, insulted or frustrated. Anger helps... 

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Anxiety

Anxiety can be seen as a customary, yet unpleasant part of life that can affect us all in different ways. If you are suffering from anxiety you may feel irritable, tense, nervous, uptight or wound up. Common in all these complaints is the overwhelming effect... 

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Asperger's syndrome

Asperger (or Asperger’s) syndrome is a form of autism. The condition makes it hard to read signals from others that many understand without a second thought. This can include facial expressions, tone of voice and general social conventions. This makes... 

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Bereavement

If you have experienced the death of someone who was very important to you, you might be finding it very difficult to adjust to the immense changes happening in your life right now. Grief can shake everything up - your beliefs, your personality, and even your... 

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Bullying

Many people think of bullying as something that only happens in our youth. The truth is, while it is a common occurrence at school and during childhood, bullying can occur at any age. It isn't limited to the playground either. Bullying can happen at work,... 

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Cancer

Cancer is a disease of the cells in the body, and there are over 200 different types. Normally, cells gradually age and die, so they reproduce by splitting themselves and dividing. However, this process can get out of control, and the cells develop a lump,... 

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Career

For many, a main goal in life is to pursue a career that is meaningful and fulfilling. It can be highly rewarding to be in a role that you are passionate about and that reflects you as a person - where you can apply your skills and talents while growing at... 

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Carer support

A carer is an individual who takes on the responsibility of providing unpaid support for a family member or friend who is unwell and could not cope without their help. According to the charity Carers UK, around six million people in the UK are currently... 

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Child related issues

Sometimes children and young people (and their families) may need extra support if they are finding it difficult to deal with or understand their emotions and/or behaviour. Schools often provide professionals to help young people and their families, such as... 

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    Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition which is also known by several other names including myalgic encephalomyelitis/encephalopathy (ME), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and post viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS). Despite the various... 

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    Chronic pain

    Almost everyone has experienced some form of pain before - whether it's a niggling headache after a long day at work or the pain of a broken bone. For the majority of us, this pain is only temporary and disappears once the cause has been eliminated. For some... 

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    Couples issues

    There are times when all relationships come under strain and things don’t go as smoothly as hoped. Although we are inundated with Hollywood films and fairy-tales presenting a relationship ideal of happily ever after, in the real world this is not always... 

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    Debt

    Unfortunately it can be very easy to slide into debt. Unwise decisions, unaffordable lifestyles and turning a blind eye to financial problems are all reasons debts spiral out of control. Sometimes debt can come unexpectedly when life, as unpredictable as it... 

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    Dementia

    It can be very difficult to come to terms with the diagnosis of dementia - for both the sufferer and their family and friends. It may not be physically painful and it may not affect appearance or mobility, but over time, dementia can change an individual's... 

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    Depression

    Depression is a common mental health condition that has a variety of physical and mental symptoms. Although we all feel down and fed up every now and again, depression is more than just that. If you have the condition, you can be sad for weeks, or even months... 

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    Disabilities

    For many, the term 'disability' brings to mind people in wheelchairs who have mobility issues, and this is understandable considering the wheelchair is the global symbol for disability. However, the reality is that disabilities are wide ranging. According to... 

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    Dissociation

    All of us have times when we feel 'disconnected'. It could be that we are having a conversation with someone but our mind is elsewhere, or we arrive at a destination with no recollection of driving there. For most of us, these moments are occasional lapses... 

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    Domestic violence

    The official definition of domestic violence is: “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality.” This is a... 

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    Eating disorders

    Someone who has an eating disorder will be intently focused on their weight and body shape, which they may perceive as being unattractive or overweight. These perceptions lead to changes in eating habits which can affect the person's physical and mental... 

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    Gender dysphoria

    Is it possible to be born in the wrong body – that somehow biology and/or anatomy have played a cruel trick and left you destined to live a life in one role when it's always felt like you should be the other? The answer is most definitely yes –... 

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    Hearing voices

    Many of us have had the experience of turning around because we thought someone said our name, only to find no one there. When this happens we tend to shrug it off and continue on with our day, it is only when our experience of hearing voices goes beyond this... 

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    HIV/AIDS

    HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a result of the development of the HIV virus into a more serious condition. AIDS was first recognised by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... 

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    Infertility

    From the moment we hit adolescence we begin to learn about reproduction, and not just the how, but also the why. We are taught about the worth and sense of fulfillment that can come hand in hand with having a family, so naturally we grow up believing that... 

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    Learning difficulties

    A learning disability is described as: a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind significant impairment of intellectual functioning significant impairment of adaptive/social functioning

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    Leaving care

    A child can be taken into social care for many different reasons; it may be that they have been abused or neglected by their birth parents, or their family may be struggling to cope in a difficult circumstance. Whatever the reason, going to a children's home... 

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    Living organ donation

    Living organ donation is exceptionally generous and altruistic, and has been repeatedly described as perhaps the most meaningful act that one human can carry out for another. While the impact of such an act can of course be incredibly rewarding on both a... 

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    Low self-confidence

    Self-confidence is about trusting your own judgement and feeling comfortable with your abilities and powers. It is the means to realise your full potential and be the person you want to be. Self-confidence allows you to feel secure in the world and allows... 

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    Low self-esteem

    Self-esteem is how you think and feel about yourself; this may be positive, negative or move between the two points. This usually dictates how you live your life and the decisions you make – and how you view others too. The more positive feelings you... 

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    Mental health

    Mental health is a key part of our overall well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that there is no health without mental health. It is the source of our collective and individual ability as people to reach our full potential. Mental health... 

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    Miscarriage

    Miscarriages are more common than most people imagine with as many as one in every four pregnancies ending this way. Some women are reluctant to talk about this unhappy experience and wish to put the set-back behind them as quickly as possible, while others... 

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    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition where people have obsessional thoughts followed by compulsives urges. These obsessions can be intense, and typically the only way a person can relieve these intrusive thoughts is to repeat an action until... 

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    Passive aggressive behaviour

    We've all heard the phrase in books and films before, but what does it really mean to be 'passive aggressive'? We often give this name to people who are particularly difficult, stubborn, unreasonable, or 'tight-lipped'. These people try hard to keep their... 

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    Personality disorders

    Our personality is always distinct and describes how we show ourselves to the world. Some people are outgoing and confident whilst others are shy and reserved. Personality is a mixture of both inherited characteristics from our ancestors, and traits developed... 

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    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first used as a diagnosis by veterans from the Vietnam War, but such symptoms have existed for much longer. The disorder has had many names, including: battle fatigue combat stress shell shock post-traumatic... 

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    Pregnancy and birth

    When you discover you are pregnant, a certain degree of stress and anxiety is to be expected - whether the pregnancy was planned or unplanned, the implications of a positive pregnancy test can be overwhelming. While this is a normal experience for many, there... 

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    Psychosis

    When a person loses touch with reality and the line becomes blurred between what is real and what is not, this is known as psychosis. Psychosis often prevents a person from thinking clearly and inhibits their ability to define reality from their imagination.... 

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    Redundancy

    The dictionary defines redundancy as the state of being no longer needed or useful, and whether that description applies to machinery or human beings - the implications can be gloomy. Looking at this definition and the negative connotations with which it... 

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    Relationship issues

    Relationships are a very meaningful part of our lives, and can bring us a great deal of happiness and fulfilment. Strong connections with our loved ones, friends and work colleagues allow us to be at our healthiest and most productive, and for many these... 

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    Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the sufferer’s ability to think clearly and decipher fantasy from reality. As a result of this, the individual can start to become withdrawn, feel confused and lose interest in their normal, daily life. It... 

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    Self-harm

    Self-harm is the act of intentional damage or injury to an individual’s own body. It is understood to be a physical response used in an attempt to cope with difficult feelings, memories or overwhelming experiences. Self-harm can be very... 

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    Sex problems

    If you are experiencing sex problems, you will probably be feeling very alone and helpless. Shame, fear and embarrassment are other common emotions felt by people living with sexual dysfunction, and many will suffer for months, even years in silence - too... 

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    Sexuality

    Sexual orientation indicates whom an individual is sexually and emotionally attracted to. This can mean males or females of the same or opposite sex. A person's sexual orientation is not the same as a person's sexual actions because not everyone expresses the... 

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    Spirituality

    Spirituality involves experiences of a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, and a sense of belonging and a connection with the universe. Spirituality can help to achieve inner peace and happiness. It relates to the human spirit, and discovering the... 

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    Stress

    Almost everyone experiences stress from time to time and while a small amount of stress can motivate us, too much or prolonged stress can be damaging to both our physical and mental health. Stress typically begins as pressure – from ourselves or others... 

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    Suicidal thoughts

    Suicidal thoughts can be very frightening. If you do want to end your life, the thoughts and emotions you feel right now probably seem unbearable. Perhaps you feel worthless, like no-one cares about you, or that you're not even worth caring about. Perhaps you... 

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    Terminal illness

    Despite its inevitability, most people choose not to think about death until the time comes to face it head on, and would prefer to bow out of this life unexpectedly to avoid the pain of knowing they were dying. Today however, life-limiting illness is... 

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    Tourette's syndrome

    Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological condition that usually begins in childhood. It is illustrated by repetitive involuntary movements and vocalisations, which are also known as tics. Individuals diagnosed with Tourette’s experience vocal and/or... 

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    Trauma

    Trauma refers to the body or mind being overwhelmed by traumatic events. Psychological trauma in particular occurs as a result of a distressing event that leads the sufferer to question their beliefs while destroying their assumptions of trust. If you have... 

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    Work related stress

    Work lies at the heart of every community, from the smallest tribe to the biggest civilization. Work supports society, gives structure and purpose to life, keeps the body and brain occupied and promotes a sense of satisfaction. When work is rewarding and...