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Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

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…

Charities for disabled children/SEN/additional needs

Links to charities for disabled children and young people General UK-based charities helping disabled children and young people Contact a Family (CAF) for families with disabled children Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity The ACE Centre Self Help UK - Guide to patient support and self help  Seesaw -…

Childcare for disabled children/SEND

This section has the full list of childcare across Oxfordshire. For those who have updated information on what they can provide for a disabled child/SEND/those with additional needs you can look for those with the "Local Offer" banner To search for childcare for disabled children/SEND/those…

Coping with a positive HIV test

Hearing that you have HIV can be shocking, but people with HIV can live a long and healthy life. Find out how to cope with a positive test result and where to go for support. Read the information below or go straight to the advice on: your emotions getting the test result…

Coping with your teenager

Many parents find their teenager's behaviour challenging.  Teenagers' behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. But in most cases it doesn't mean that there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult. Many of the common behaviour issues…

Cosmetic surgery: is it right for you?

Having cosmetic surgery, such as breast implants or rhinoplasty (nose job), is a big decision. Consultant psychologist Eileen Bradbury suggests the 10 questions to ask yourself before deciding whether you want it. Bradbury specialises in the psychology of appearance, and has worked for 20 years with people who are considering…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Drugs and the brain

Acid and magic mushrooms Anabolic steroids Cannabis Cocaine Ecstasy Heroin Ketamine Solvents Speed and crystal meth Tranquillisers Acid (LSD) and magic mushrooms (shrooms) Short term: Acid and magic mushrooms are hallucinogenics, making people see, hear and experience the world in a different, "trippy" way. Colours…

Easy exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Research suggests moderate-intensity, low-impact activity, such as yoga and fast walking, is just as effective as high-impact activity, such as running, in lowering the risk of heart disease. Here are some popular low-impact activities.…