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I'm thinking about suicide

Thinking about suicide means that you are thinking about taking your own life, or having thoughts like ‘people would be better off without me’, or ‘I don’t see the point of living anymore’. Thinking about suicide is dangerous and a sign that you urgently need…

I'm unhappy about myself or my body

Too short?  Too tall?  Nose too big?  Don’t feel attractive or likeable? Body image or self-esteem issues are very common; most young people will go through times when they feel unhappy with their looks or themselves as a person. How's your self-esteem?  Take a quiz.

Is my anger out of control?

Does a rude comment make you punch someone in the face? Does a bad grade make you lash out at your teacher? Does missing the bus make you break things? Feeling angry can range from feeling mildly irritated to feeling intense rage. Everyone gets angry…

Parenting guides from the NSPCC

A series of guides to help parents with parenting See the downloads area on this page to download a guide. The booklets are also useful resources for any service or professional offering parenting advice to those caring for children of all ages. Encouraging better behaviour…

A Parents Guide to Fussy Eating

Mealtimes are often a time when children learn that they can gain some control over their parents. Parents may become concerned that their child is not eating enough and frustrated when their child refuses food and/or demand alternative meals. Most children go through a phase…

A Parents Guide to how your baby and child learns when they are playing

This page is intended as a guide, to help you understand how your child learns when they are playing. It focuses on the different ages and stages of children’s development between the time that they are born up to the age of 3. Whilst the…

A Parents Guide to Managing Challenging Behaviour

A temper tantrum is the emotional equivalent of a summer storm; sudden and sometimes fierce. Children between the ages of one and three are especially prone to these episodes and it is a normal part of their development. Though you may worry that you are…

A Parents Guide to Sleeping

Getting your child to go to bed can be quite a battle. As soon as you mention the word ‘bed’ your child may run riot in a bid to show you how awake they are. Even if you get them into bed you may still…

Participation Promise

Merton Children's Trust is keen to increase the participation of children and young people in the design and delivery of children's services, as well as developing ways to enable school councils and the youth parliament to link with, and impact upon, the adult democratic process.…

Raising of the participation age (16+)

The Government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training. Since summer 2014, young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. Young People could choose: Full-time education (e.g. school or…
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