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The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

Eight tips for healthy eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates  Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish - including a portion of oily fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar…

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed - for example, a condom has split or you've missed a pill. There are two types:  the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) the IUD (intrauterine device, or…

Employment and appreticeships if you have additional needs

This page has information and guidance on employment, apprenticeships, supported internships and funding for young people with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Endometriosis: Michelle's story

Michelle Middleton from Silsden, West Yorkshire, became unwell after the birth of her son when she was 28. She was diagnosed with endometriosis at 29. "After I had my son Leo, I didn't go back on the pill. I'd been taking it since I was 14 and,…

Energy booster myths and facts

Many people believe that detoxing can boost their energy and that superfoods will help in the fight against fatigue. But is there scientific evidence to back this up? Detox doesn't boost energy Detox diets are often touted as energy boosters, but there's no scientific evidence…

The energy diet

The best way to eat if you want to banish tiredness is to have a healthy, balanced diet that contains foods from the four main food groups in the right proportions. The four food groups are: fruit and vegetables potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy foods…

EPEC On-line

Havering Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Hub and the National Empowering Parents Empowering Communities (EPEC) Team are supporting families with online resources at this time. Different levels of support will be available for parents to access.

Epilepsy and pregnancy

Epilepsy is common, affecting around 600,000 people in the UK. It usually begins in childhood, but can start at any age. The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. A seizure happens when abnormal patterns of electrical activity arise in the brain. It may cause the body…

Episiotomy and perineal tears

Sometimes a doctor or midwife may need to make a cut in the area between the vagina and anus (the perineum) during childbirth. This is called an episiotomy and makes the opening of the vagina a bit wider, allowing the baby to come through it more easily. Sometimes…
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