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 Self-harm or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) is a deliberate, self-inflicted injury to body tissue resulting in damage, but without any suicidal intent. The injury can be superficial e.g. skin tear, bruising or can be disfiguring with subsequent scarring to skin. There is some debate amongst healthcare professionals about whether

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Bullying
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What is Bullying, and What are the Different Types of Bullying Behaviour?

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. What is Bullying? Bullying is the use of repeated,

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Dementia and Delirium

Dementia Aware: what you need to know about delirium in the person with dementia   Delirium is a serious illness and can be experienced by anyone, at any age. However, the senior population are more susceptible to delirium and it is estimated that approximately 30-40% of most people with dementia

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Could your child/teenager become a psychopath?
Mental Health
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Blog #5 Could your child/teenager become a psychopath? What you need to know about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) in children and teenagers.

What you need to know about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) in children and teenagers. We’ve all watched television programs about children and teenagers who are ‘out of control’ and sent to wilderness camps or military camps to ‘mend their ways,’ and I am sure many of

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