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Appointeeships and Deputyships

Appointeeships and Deputyships There is a council run service to support people who are not able to manage their own finances.  We can act on the person’s behalf, by collecting their state benefits, maximising their income, making payments for bills and care charges for them. We…

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Supported Internships

Apprenticeships Who they are for: Apprenticeships are for young people aged 16 and upwards. The young person will need to have achieved GCSE grades A-C or 9-4 or equivalent or continue to work towards this as part of the apprenticeship. Young people with an EHC…

Are you at risk of falling?

Take this simple test to work out if you need to discuss your risk of falls with your GP. This self-assessment is based on the Falls Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) used by healthcare professionals to help identify at risk patients aged 65 and over. The…

Are you having panic attacks?

A panic attack is a rush of intense anxiety and physical symptoms. They can be frightening and happen suddenly, often for no clear reason. Signs of a panic attack You may experience: what feels like an irregular or racing heartbeat (palpitations) sweating  trembling shortness of breath (hyperventilation) …

Armed Forces Community in Sheffield

The Armed Forces Community in Sheffield includes: all those who serve or have served in the British Royal Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Merchant Navy cadets and other training groups who aspire to serve their country in the future, including Air, Army and…

Aspergers Syndrome

Sourced From The National Autistic Society Aspergers Syndrome Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder'…

Attachment behaviour

Attachment is a term which is used to describe the bond that forms between a baby and its main carers. This early relationship is a very important foundation to mental health and a child’s development. Babies with secure attachment usually go on to be confident…

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Overview Sourced From The National Autistic Society Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that,…

Beat school exam stress

Tests and exams, including GCSEs, can be a challenging part of school life for both children and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. 1. Watch out for exam stress Look out for signs of exam stress. Stressed children may be irritable, not sleep…

Beat the Bullies a Guide for Children

Sourced from the Dyspraxia Foundation What is bullying? There are lots of different ways of describing bullying, but it usually means having something nasty or horrible done to you, usually by other children, lots of times. Bullying can happen at school, in class, in the…

Beating bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is often regarded as a condition that affects only young women, but it can affect men and women of any age. Read on to find out what it is and possible causes.  What is bulimia? Bulimia is an eating disorder that is characterised by bingeing…

Becoming a Registered Childminder in Sheffield

You may wish to consider the following: Do you have an interest in and enjoy working with children? Have you any qualifications in childcare? Will you need any? Do you have skills or life experience that could help you run a quality childcare service? Is…

Behaviour

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Behavioural Problems are and how they affect different people Some answers to the more frequently…

Behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Sourced from the National Autistic Society Here, we give you a basic overview of some of the behavioural difficulties that may be experienced by children or adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We look at: why people with an ASD may have behavioural difficulties…

Benefits

Visit GOV.UK to find information about benefits. This includes benefits calculators and information on: Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and low income benefits, Carers and disability benefits, Child Benefit, benefits for families, heating and Housing Benefits, death and benefits.

Bereavement

Introduction Bereavement is a distressing but common experience – one which we will all have during our lifetimes. However, in our everyday life we think and talk about personal loss and death very little. Death and dying are played out through stories in the media…

Bereavement and young people

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life. If you're young, bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice are available to help you get through it. Your teenage years can be a lot of fun,…

Binge drinking

Binge drinking usually refers to drinking lots of alcohol in a short space of time or drinking to get drunk. UK researchers commonly define binge drinking as consuming more than six units of alcohol in a single session for men and women. Six units is equivalent to drinking…

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with bipolar disorder have periods or episodes of: depression - feeling very low and lethargic mania - feeling very high and overactive (less severe mania is known…

Borrowing Money and Credit Unions

Affordable saving and loans - Sheffield Credit Union (a non profit savings and loans co-operative) offers a safe way to save, and a great value way to borrow, offers simple financial services and affordable loans including those on low incomes or benefits.Visit their website at…

Breastfeeding and drinking alcohol

Anything you eat or drink while you're breastfeeding can find its way into your breast milk, and that includes alcohol. There's some evidence that regularly drinking more than two units of alcohol a day while breastfeeding may affect your baby's development. But an occasional drink…

Breastfeeding Friendly Awards

The Sheffield Breastfeeding Friendly Award is funded by Sheffield City Council and part of the Sheffield Let’schange4life Programme and is delivered by Sheffield Wildlife Trust.  It recognises public places and workplaces which offer a good level of facilities and support for breastfeeding mothers and their families.…

Budgeting and Managing Money

Budgeting and managing money- advice on running a bank account, planning your finances, and cutting costs.http://moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/tools/budget-planner   Quick Budget Planner - How much spending money do you have after you've paid your most important bills? Work it out in 5+ minutes. or where doe your…

Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder and mental health condition.  People who have bulimia go through periods where they eat a lot of food in a very short amount of time (binge eating) and then are deliberately sick, use laxatives (medication to help them poo) or do…

Bullying

Bullying hurts and nobody should have to endure it. If your child is on the receiving end of bullying, there are many things that can be done to make life easier. What is bullying? Bullying is repeated behaviour undertaken by an individual that hurts or…
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