Billy is 5, and as far as his family can remember he has always been afraid of insects. Recently, however, this fear has increased to the extent that he refuses to play outside and insists on staying inside... More

For the first time gaming addiction is now listed as a mental health condition by the World Health Organization (WHO), which means it will also be treatable on the NHS.I first heard this while watching... More

I’ve grown up in the social media world where the people of influence are YouTubers and TikTokers, not footballers and TV stars. In this world, mental health awareness has been on the rise with YouTuber’s... More

Whenever I think back to some of the darkest days of my youth, the people who walked alongside me, fought for me and cared for me when I couldn’t care for myself, there is one thing that they all have... More

It seems to me that staying close to vision has never been more important than in February 2021. We have the usual February (post-New Year resolution) slump, but this year we find ourselves, once again,... More

In the last couple of months our dog, Flora, has developed Lupus. For her, it means her nails split, splinter and get infected so walking can be like walking on hot coals or needles. She will even be lying... More

Have a conversation. One of the most straightforward ways to do this is to instigate family meal times. Bring everyone to gather around a table, even if some are reluctant. This gives everyone a chance... More

We’re back in lockdown again, schools are closed to most children again, many families of children and young people with additional needs are struggling again. It’s like we’re in a recurring lockdown ‘Groundhog... More

My grandparents’ house is an art gallery showcasing our childhood. We always go in through the back door, and right through the house the walls are adorned with the artwork, poetry and photos we have produced... More

Can you remember how you learnt about sex? Was it a VHS describing what happens using euphemistic fruit images? Was it whispers in the playground? Was it graphic content seen online?  How you choose to... More