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Raise The Volume: A Teen's Life Story

/wp-content/uploads/A-Teens-Life-Story.mp4 This fantastic film was made and kindly shared with us by a 13 year old anonymous teen. If you are a child or young person who needs help, please call ChildLine on 0800 1111 or visit their website www.childline.org.uk  

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#Raise The Volume: You Don't Know

How it feels like to be me. Written by Millie aged 14  

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#Raise The Volume: 6 Things I Wish Adults Knew About Teen Mental Health

Written by Jo Greenaway, a young person passionate about stamping out the stigma surrounding mental health issues. Follow Jo on Twitter @just_joAPFYT or if you are a teen, join her Facebook page ‘A Penny for…

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Attachment: What is it and why does it matter?

Research from Harvard University tells us that, in the first few years of life, babies’ brains are making 1 million connections per second – that’s 60 million per minute! The more something happens in a…

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Bite Size: Attachment Strategy

Children facing threat or the absence of love and protection will organise their behaviour so that the danger is reduced. This begins in infancy and becomes the child’s attachment strategy. Attachment strategies are all about…

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Inside: Blocked Care

A view from inside ‘Blocked Care’ by an Adoptive Parent.  Will anyone notice if I don’t brush your teeth? Have I made us invisible enough that anyone would even notice? My desire to be unseen feels powerful, like…

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A message of trauma & hope to those affected by the recent terrorist attacks

From Dr Shoshanah Lyons, Clinical Psychologist This is a message about trauma and hope to all those affected by the recent tragic attacks in Manchester and London… … A message for those directly threatened and hurt…

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Self-harm: Attention seeking or attachment seeking?

“It’s like self-harm is the only friend I have who can make me feel better”. Self-harming in a friend, a partner, your child or someone you work with is profoundly anxiety provoking. It brings up…

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The Women and the Starfish

Sometimes the possibility of creating change with individuals or communities can feel an impossible task. In those moments of feeling powerless – we have drawn on this story of hope, of helping one “starfish” at…

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Childbirth Trauma

“If you knew what was inside my head you would think I’m not fit to be a mother” The hidden problem of childbirth trauma. Childbirth is a time of excitement, nervous anticipation, and hope. While…

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