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Legal highs

Find out about the health risks of legal highs and when to seek medical help. Legal highs are substances that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine or cannabis. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS). Many of these drugs are…

Legal Matters and Tax

Tax, legal and benefits advice for old people - Age UK Sheffield offers support for older people including free benefit checks, legal appointments and tax help.Visit their website at www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield or call them on 0114 250 2850.

Leisure Activities

Sheffield has a thriving leisure culture. The Lyceum Theatre, the Crucible Theatre and the Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside of London. There are also the Library Theatre, Lantern Theatre, The Montgomery and The University Drama Studio in the city. You will find…

Lifestyle tips for healthy teeth

Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a…

Living Well with Dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

Local Offer Statement on 0-18 childcare and SEN/Disabled children

The Local Authority has a duty to ensure there are sufficient childcare places to meet the individual needs for all children and young adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) between the ages of 0-18 yrs.  Sheffield City Council actively promotes equality and inclusion…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people…

Loneliness in the elderly: how to help

There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or socially isolated elderly people in your community. The person you're helping will reap health benefits, and you'll find you will as well. Volunteering for an organisation that supports older people is a key…

Low mood and depression

Difficult events and experiences can leave us in low spirits or cause depression. It could be relationship problems, bereavement, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason. What's the difference between low…

Managing Your Child's Anger

Anger as an emotion is normal human behaviour. The way we deal with our anger is often the problem. Anger in a family or in a child is often a sign that something needs changing. Addressing what is causing the anger and trying to change…

Maternity Rights and Benefits

Pregnant employees have 4 main legal rights: paid time off for antenatal care maternity leave maternity pay or maternity allowance protection against unfair treatment, discrimination or dismissal

Mediation

Mediation can help parents or young people settle disagreements with their local authority or Clinical Commissioning Group about EHC needs assessments and EHC plans. Parents and young people who want to appeal to the SEND Tribunal must consider mediation first. What is it for? Mediation…

Mental Health

Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Community Mental Health Services The Single Point of Access (SPA) dovetails with the Out of Hours (OOH) Service, creating a single point of referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people who are between 18…

Mental health problems and pregnancy

If you have had in the past, or now have, severe mental health problems, you are more likely to become ill during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth than at other times in your life. Severe mental health problems include bipolar affective disorder,…

Money Management

What is the Money Management Protocol? The Money Management logo will show you which organisations have been awarded the quality mark to help you manage your direct payments. For more information can be found about Sheffield City Councils money management protocol on the council website…

Money Matters (Local Offer)

Help to make the most of your money. Take control of debt, plan your finances, cut costs. Find what local and national support is available.  Financial information and advice can help you plan for your child's care and support needs. Advice Sheffield provides free, independent and…

Multi-Agency Working - Practices Guidance

The guidance documents available here to download have been agreed by all partners in Sheffield through the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board. The guidance helps us all to think about the child or young person and their individual needs. It helps us to think about how…

Mutism

Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they don't see very often. It usually starts during childhood and, left untreated, can persist into adulthood. A…

Nannies, Home Childcarers and Au Pairs

About Nannies A Nanny or Home Childcarer is employed by you to provide childcare, usually in your own home, for children from birth up to the age of 18 years. An advantage of using a Nanny is that they can provide flexible childcare in the…

New Parenting Discussion Groups – Support for all parents!

Is this you? Mostly you enjoy being a parent but sometimes wish you knew how to deal with specific problem behaviour. Bedtime problems? Family conflict? Teenage Meltdowns? Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference. We are excited to inform you about new…

Nightstop South Yorkshire

Do you know a young person aged 16-25 in need of safe emergency accommodation?   Nightstop South Yorkshire is now ready to start taking referrals for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Nightstop concept is simple - it prevents homelessness through community…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It's a natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. However, for someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur…

Pensions and retirement

Find out your likely retirement income In a few easy steps, the Money Advice Service’s pension calculator can give you an estimate of the income you'll get when you retire. Pensions and Retirement free printed guides (Money Advice Service) Download these guides Alternatively order printed copies…
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