Skip to main content

Search Results

Advice & Information

 Directory results

'How I caught the running bug'

Aimee Albert talks about starting running, running to music, and sharing her running goals on social media. Aimee from Colchester says running to music and sharing her goals on Facebook keep her motivated. When did you first start running? I started running about a month…

'I was addicted to love'

Broadcaster and journalist Clare Catford explains how love addiction affected her life, and talks about the treatment she received. "I now realise that I've been addictive from a very early age. I had all the 'normal' obsessions with pop stars, then I developed huge crushes on…

'My search for a back pain cure'

Vicky Joseph's back pain started while she was on a training walk, preparing for a trekking holiday in Nepal. The pain got so severe that she became depressed and had to leave her job. She spent years searching for a cure for the pain. She consulted specialists up and down…

'Our Couch to 5K journeys'

Couch to 5K has helped many people get off the couch and into running. Here, Christine and Stewart Logie share their stories. For Christine, a 37-year-old mum of two from Warwick, the biggest advantage of Couch to 5K is the mental release it gives her. "Running…

10 ways to reduce pain

Whether your pain has just come on or you've lived with it for years, these tried-and-tested self-help steps can bring you relief. Get some gentle exercise Simple, everyday activities like walking, swimming, gardening and dancing can ease some of the pain directly by blocking pain signals…

After adoption: what help can we get?

During the adoption process, it is important to find out what support package will come with your child to help with any special or additional needs they may have. Some needs may not become apparent until later, perhaps during adolescence, so it's important that you know where to…

Alcohol support

Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help. You may need help if: you often feel the need to have a drink  you get into trouble because of your drinking other people warn you about how much you're drinking…

At risk of HIV? Get tested now

If you're worried you could have HIV, get tested now. The sooner you're diagnosed, the quicker you can access treatment, so you can lead a full and healthy life. Find out why and how to get an HIV test. Getting tested for HIV means that, if you…

Britain: 'the fat man of Europe'

One in four British adults is obese, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, prompting fears that the UK has become the "fat man of Europe". The UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany,…

Bullying: how to stop it

If you're being bullied, you may feel isolated or frightened. You may find it hard to make friends or talk to people your age. But you don't have to put up with bullying. To stop the bullying, speak to someone. Asking for help is not…