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Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service work with parents and children aged 4-16 years old until they cease to be of compulsory school age (last Friday in June in the academic year they are 16), schools and other agencies to make sure that all children receive an…

I think I'm depressed

Most young people feel sad, lonely or down at times. This is part of the normal ups and downs of life. But some young people feel low for long periods of time, which may affect their everyday lives and their ability to do what they always do.…

I'm feeling stressed or anxious

Feeling stressed about exams or school work? Things happening at home making you feel anxious? From time to time, everyone feels worried, stressed or anxious – these feelings are normal reactions to challenging events in our lives. However, if it gets out of control it…

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…
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