Teaching menstrual health to be compulsory in schools by 2020

Sex education has been compulsory in England since 2017, but there has been a public consultation about what should be on the curriculum. As...

Hospital Admission On The Rise For Self-Harm in Children

Recent NHS figures reveal that 3,988 youngsters between the ages of nine and seventeen were taken to hospital last year with self-harm injuries. This...

Financial Stress and Struggles

What is financial stress and what causes it?             Financial stress usually arises when a person is struggling with their finances and finds it difficult...

Suzanne’s Concert Experience

Suzanne’s daughter B has autism and loves Linkin Park. This is Suzanne’s letter to the O2 after they attended a concert there. Dear O2, Last night...

Suzanne’s Power of Pizza

The Power of Pizza! Thought you would like to hear about my daughter who had multiple food intolerance as soon as we tried to wean...

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain?             Everyone experiences pain at one point or another. While it is normal to feel pain if you are sore after...

Stress

What is stress? Stress involves mental and emotional tension or strain that results from pressures in daily life. While stress is a part...

Substance Use and Addiction

What is Substance Use and Addiction? When the weight of stress becomes too much, people sometimes will turn to things such as drugs or alcohol...

The Internet – How it can help and hurt your mental...

In today’s world, the use of the internet is all around us. With things like social media and online gaming easily available at the...

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Top 5 Health Benefits of Yoga What is yoga? Yoga is a low-impact form of exercise that involves the use of meditation, controlled breathing,...

Top Tips to Help Improve Physical Health

Sometimes it can seem impossible to keep up with your physical health, especially with all of the typical day-to-day responsibilities of being a carer....

Finding the Balance

When caring for a loved one, it can be difficult to be able to find a balance between your role as a carer and...

Insomnia

Do you have trouble falling and staying asleep at night? When you do sleep, is it of poor quality, causing you to not feel...

Burnout

Burnout Sometimes when a person is caring for someone, they may begin to put their needs aside to ensure their loved one is taken care...

Loneliness

Sometimes having time to yourself can be a great thing, but prolonged social isolation can have some very negative effects on a person. When...

Family First Ipswich

Family First is a Christian charity, which supports and enables families going through difficult times. This support primarily involves a Family First Volunteer going...

Minding The Gap

Minding The Gap is part of Community Action Suffolk and helps young people get back into work or education. They support people aged 15-18 who...

Suffolk Carers Matter – Jan Bloomfield Interview

We went to talk to Jan Bloomfield last month at West Suffolk Hospital. Jan is  Executive Director for Workforce and Communications at West Suffolk...

PACT

PACT was set up by a group of parents in Suffolk who wanted to make a difference. They felt there was a need for...