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Calories in alcohol

Did you know a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate, and a pint of lager has about the same calorie count as a packet of crisps? The average wine drinker in England takes in around 2,000kcal from…

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger…

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…

Cerebral Palsy

An overview of what Cerebral Palsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked questions about Cerebral Palsy A list of useful contacts and support groups Some information about Disability Living Allowance and PIP A form to register your…

Cocaine addiction: get help

If cocaine is damaging your relationships, work, money situation or health you can get help to stop on the NHS. You don't have to be taking cocaine, or crack cocaine, every day to be addicted to it. One sign of addiction is that you have tried…

Coping with bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Debt Advice

Debt and borrowing - Taking control of debt, getting free debt advice, and how to borrow affordably.  Debt test – help with debt - Learn how to get your debts under control. Take the Money Advice Service’s test to work out and determine your level of debt and…

Dementia Support in Sheffield

Dementia support in Sheffield during Coronavirus If you're living with (or supporting someone living with) memory loss or dementia in Sheffield, there's plenty of support for you, even during the current Coronavirus pandemic. This page contains sources of emotional and practical support for your health,…

Depression

We all have to deal with different kinds of emotions; sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are sad. Depression occurs when sad emotions become overwhelming and never seem to go away. It can greatly affect how a child or young person is able to…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help. If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Domestic violence, also called domestic…

Drink spiking and date rape drugs

Every year in the UK, hundreds of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking, where alcohol or drugs are added to someone's drink without them knowing. In some cases, so-called 'date rape drugs' may be used to spike a drink before a sexual assault. Many more incidents happen abroad or…

Drinking alcohol while pregnant

Experts are still unsure exactly how much - if any - alcohol is completely safe for you to have while you're pregnant, so the safest approach is not to drink at all while you're expecting. Is it safe to drink alcohol when pregnant? The Chief Medical Officers for the…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Dyslexia

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 Dyslexia is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Dyspraxia

Sourced from Dyspraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The term dyspraxia comes from…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating Disorders

Information for parents Eating disorders are a complex combination of physical and mental issues. They are manifested by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours around food. Symptoms vary between patients and some may have a mix of symptoms. Eating disorders are generally associated with people who…

Eating disorders

An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill. It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape. But there are treatments that…

The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed - for example, a condom has split or you've missed a pill. There are two types:  the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) the IUD (intrauterine device, or…

Energy bills and saving money

Local schemes and support: South Yorkshire Energy Centre is based at Heeley City Farm, Richards Rd, S2 3DT. They are dedicated to keeping local people warm and comfortable and the service is impartial and free. They will help you to find better energy deals, manage…

Epilepsy

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 Epilepsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

Falls and the risk of falling

If you find you’re often feeling dizzy or losing your balance it’s better to do something about it now, rather than risk losing your independence through a fall or trip. NHS Choices has really good advice, including a video to work out if you’re at…
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