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  • How can businesses benefit from supporting a local charity?

    How can businesses benefit from supporting a local charity?

    Local charities often struggle to raise sufficient funds to help those in need and it’s a continual struggle to find funding. There are many ways in which you can support local charities – you can give practical assistance or expertise, hold or sponsor fundraising events, consider offering special discounts to those associated with your charity or donating a percentage donation of a particular product. However, supporting a local charity have a very positive impact on your business both by way of profile and improvement in employee engagement.

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  • Helping with Back to School Anxieties

    Helping with Back to School Anxieties

    Starting a new academic year can be daunting for a number of reasons and back to school anxiety is a very common complaint and to a degree, normal. Transition can be a difficult time, be it starting school for the first time, going to a new school or moving classes within a school. But what’s the best way to deal with these worries? What are the most common causes for concern? And are there ways we can help alleviate the stress of going back to school?

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  • Staying Safe in the Summer

    Staying Safe in the Summer

    The summer holidays are a wonderful time for children – and keeping them safe is key to making the most of this time. Here are a few top tips for keeping our youngsters safe in the sun and summer holidays.

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  • Cyberbullying - what is it and how can we help our kids stay safe?

    Cyberbullying - what is it and how can we help our kids stay safe?

    Cyberbullying specifically is sometimes carried out because it is a potentially ‘safe’ or easier way to bully. By not abusing your victim face to face, a person may feel more distance from what they are actually doing, and how much hurt and pain it is causing. Unkind messages or images can be sent very quickly in a world of instant technology – it can be done too easily and almost anonymously.

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  • 'Watch Out' A child's guide to everyday dangers

    'Watch Out' A child's guide to everyday dangers

    Some dangers that have always existed need to be communicated carefully to our children, others are new. But they need to be made aware of the world around them and what might happen, without being frightened. Broaching the issue of how people do not always have good intentions, is a difficult one. Children need to know how to say ‘no’ in situations where they feel uncomfortable, not feel pressured to be part of a gang and to learn about bullying and how to deal with it. ‘Stranger danger’ must be raised at an early age as children can be vulnerable at any time, but they also need to know when it’s ok - even advisable - to seek help from a stranger, if you are lost for instance.

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