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Self-harm: what parents should know

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Why do young people self harm and what can you do to help them?

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Spotting the signs of abuse

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What are the warning signs that someone could be abusing your child? Donald Findlater of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation explains

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Abortion: what should I tell my child?

Laura Hurley of Brook offers some ideas for tackling the topic of abortion with your child

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Cannabis, skunk and the teenage brain

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Advice for parents on cannabis, skunk and its reported links to mental health issues in young people

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Fitness apps: a cause for concern?

Fitness apps: a parent's guide

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Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery

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Knife crime and if your child is in a gang: advice for parents

Worried about the surge in knife crime in England and Wales? Think your child may be involved in a gang? Read our advice for parents from the Home Office

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LGBTQ+: 5 things you can do if your child comes out

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Concrete steps you can take to learn more about your LGBTQ+ child and their identity.

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Mood-altering substances – everything you need to know

Maryon Stewart, founder of the Angelus Foundation (now Mentor UK), offers her expert advice on how to talk to your child about legal and illegal substances that may alter their mood or behaviour

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Pro-ana and pro-mia: the dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites for young people

A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

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Self-harm: facts for parents

What do you do when you discover your child is self-harming? Consultant psychiatrist Dr Andrew Hill-Smith offers advice on how you can help your child

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Selfies: the good, the bad and the downright irritating

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91% of teens have taken a selfie. Should parents be worried or are they just harmless fun?

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