Claire Prince     18th July 2019

Knife Crime

After falling for several years, knife crime in England and Wales is rising again. So, what is happening? Police-recorded knife crime has been rising consistently since 2014, with 39,818 incidents in the 12 months ending September 2018. This is a two-thirds increase from 2014. Out of the 44 police forces in England and Wales, 42…

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Self-Harm

Claire Prince     20th June 2019

Self-harm

Warning: it can be upsetting and potentially triggering to read information about how to self-harm. If you are feeling vulnerable at the moment, you might not want to read the information below. What is self-harm? Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful…

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Claire Prince     29th November 2017

Personal Wellbeing

Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to your overall health, enabling you to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what you want out of life. Past experiences, attitudes and outlook can all impact wellbeing as can physical or emotional trauma following specific incidents.  A child’s wellbeing will be affected by the wellbeing of their parents so it…

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Claire Prince     18th October 2017

Cyberbullying

Bullying, in the traditional sense is considered to be a physical act of contact. However, as technology has advanced, bullies have found new ways to torment their victims. Text, email and social media are a great source of communication, however they have now also become some of the most common channels for bullies to use….

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Claire Prince     21st September 2017

Nomophobia – Fear of No Mobile Phone

What is Nomophobia? Nomophobia is a fear of ‘No Mobile Phone’ According to the latest figures some people can spend over three hours on their smartphones.  For anyone who has been on public transport and noticed nearly every passenger glued to their smartphone, this research is hardly surprising.  Call it dependency or a full-blown addiction,…

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Claire Prince     17th August 2017

Work Related Stress

Well-designed, organised and managed work is good for us but when insufficient attention to job design, work organisation and management has taken place, it can result in work related stress. Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them. Stress, including work related stress, can be…

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Claire Prince     19th July 2017

Forced Marriage

A forced marriage is where one or both people do not or cannot consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. It is important to note that forced marriages differ from an arranged one where the couple willingly agree to the marriage. Forced marriage is recognised in the UK as a form of…

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