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About the Sheffield Directory

Sheffield City Council has an obligation to publish details of services across Sheffield. This includes "Local Offer"services for children with special educational needs and disabilities, Children and Familiy services and Adult Social Care services. The Directory gives you Sheffield's care, health and education services, events and activities in…

Anxiety and Phobias

Introduction Anxiety is a normal human feeling. We all experience it when faced with situations we find threatening or difficult. People often call this feeling stress but the word “stress” can be used to mean two different things – on the one hand, the things…

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'…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Caring for an alcoholic

If you're a carer for a problem drinker, finding help can be a frustrating experience. People who care for problem drinkers sometimes have to struggle to get the recognition and support they're entitled to. "They have not always been perceived as 'legitimate' carers," says Drew Lindon…
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