Topics for this month:

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September 2018

Unfortunately one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide and up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt. There are also many more people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made an attempt. This World Suicide Prevention Day event is about the global community, encouraging people to engage with each other and to join together to spread awareness of suicide prevention, by collectively ‘Cycling Around the Globe’.

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The importance of ‘taking a minute’ to reach out to someone, whether it is a friend, colleague or family member to ask how they are, can make a huge difference. Read the attached leaflet for more information, or visit or visit

World Alzheimer’s Month: September 2018

Every year, World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21st September, and is the focus of ‘World Alzheimer’s Month’ in September. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. You can help fund vital research by joining 100,000 people on a memory walk, united against dementia.

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What are Parental Controls?

Parental controls are features that may be included in new technology such as personal computers, laptops, tablets, computer and video games, computer software, mobile phones and digital television services. These controls can be used to limit access to only age appropriate content, to set usage times and limits and to monitor activity.

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The 4 big internet providers in the UK: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. Guides for these can be found at:

Domestic Abuse Toolkit for Employers

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men suffer from domestic abuse in their lifetime, and an estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16-59 experienced domestic abuse in the last year. There was an average of less than one disclosure to employers within medium and large organisation over the past 12 months, which suggests not enough employees feel supported to raise the problem. Please access the attached toolkit

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Did you know?…

95% of teen social media users say they have a Facebook profile, 50% have a Instagram account  and 33% of teens use Snapchat. However, 35% are worried about people tagging them in unattractive photos and 27% feel stressed about how they look in posted photos.  It is important that we discuss with young adults the use of social media and the pressures they may feel that they are under to portray a ‘perfect’ image. This can have implications on their mental health and affect their wellbeing. For more information please follow:

Five ways that you can help young people feel good about themselves:

  • Avoid social comparison
  • Focus on their own talents and strengths
  • Improve and maintain physical activity for their own wellbeing
  • Believe in themselves
  • Help and be kind to others around them