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Young people and suicide: if your child tries to take their life

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Ged Flynn of Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, outlines what parents need to know if their child tries to take their life

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Why media images can ruin girls’ lives

Are images of women in the media that focus entirely on physical appearance affecting girls’ future?

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Helping your child cope with media coverage of traumatic events

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With graphic images being shown on the front pages of newspapers and on daily news bulletins, even very young children are exposed to upsetting information. 

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What is female genital mutilation and why does it happen?

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130 million women worldwide are living with the impact of female genital cutting, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM). Here's what you need to know

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When your child comes out as transgender: a Q&A with Sue Chitayi

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Sue Chitayi, mother of a transgender son and parent volunteer at Gendered Intelligence, answers some parents' common questions

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What to do if your child is self-harming

Self-harm: expert advice on how to help you and your child through this difficult and emotional time

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Self-injury and children with intellectual disabilities: what parents should know

Seeing your child scratching, biting, hitting or banging their head can be incredibly distressing - but it's a not uncommon experience for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Cerebra explain self-injury and what parents can do.

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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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Gambling and young people: a parent’s guide

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Is gambling an addiction like drugs? And is your child at risk of becoming a problem gambler? Read our tips for parents

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What if you’re worried about your child’s mental health?

Video: Claire Usiskin from YoungMinds talks about warning signs parents should look for and how you can respond if you're concerned about your child's mental health

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Top tips for children who are being bullied

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Top tips for children and young people who are being bullied

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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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