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Real story: 'My cannabis paranoia'

Drugs counsellor Darren Gold, from Essex, smoked cannabis heavily for 12 years from the age of 15. His drug use led him into a life of petty crime, filled with several periods in prison. He attributes much of what happened to him to cannabis use. "I started…

Getting medical care as a student

It's important to look after your health when moving away from home for the first time. This includes registering with a new GP and finding your local sexual health service. Here are our five health tips for new students. 1. Register with a local GP If, like…

Meat in your diet

Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. However, if you currently eat more than 90g (cooked weight) of red and processed meat a day, the Department of Health advises that you cut down to 70g, which is the average…

Fish and shellfish

A healthy diet should include at least two portions of fish a week, including one of oily fish. That's because fish and shellfish are good sources of many vitamins and minerals. Oily fish - such as salmon and fresh tuna - is also particularly high in long-chain…

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…

Healthy breakfasts (for people who hate breakfast)

Get into the habit of eating a morning meal with these simple breakfasts, designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast-skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure…

Providers

Providers may have records listed of all Oxfordshire childcare, activities and services on this Directory free of charge. This includes: Services for children and families eg childcare, education, activities, support services Services suitable for families with a disabled child/young person or one who has special educational…

Practitioner Toolkit

The Practitioner Toolkit contains information and tools for issues arising in work with children, young people and families. This page contains resources on concerns which might arise while helping a child or family, organised by topics, linked to searches for local organisations which can support work around…