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What causes stress and how can we deal with it

Stress is the feeling of being under too much pressure, whether that’s applied by other people or ourselves. When we feel out of control, this pressure turns into stress. Different people react differently to stressful situations, and some may even find them motivating. WHAT CAUSES STRESS? Stress can be caused

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Communities Talk about Female Cutting

DEFINITION Female cutting, or female genital mutilation (FGM) is the cutting of a girl’s clitoris and labia (the folds of skin around the entrance of the vagina) for non-medical reasons. WHO IS AFFECTED? Those affected by FGM are girls, usually between birth and the age of 15. Up to 200

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What can you do to support a child with dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which mostly affects the ability to read and spell. To learn more about what dyslexia is, see our article: ‘What is dyslexia?’ Children who have dyslexia often struggle in school because teachers aren’t aware of their needs. School programmes are not adjusted to their needs,

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What kind of learner am I?

Some people are the star football player on the team; others can sing like a popstar. In a similar  sort of way, we all differ in how we learn new things in school. If you can work out what ‘type of learner’ you are, you can do the schoolwork that

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Success stories: people who worked with their dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that affects over 700 million people worldwide. Although it doesn’t affect intelligence, it causes problems with reading and writing. This doesn’t mean that people with dyslexia can’t function just as well as others as members of society. You can read our interview with Edwin

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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects about one in every ten people in the world, although the exact number is difficult to know because many cases are not diagnosed. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty. This means that a dyslexic person processes and learns information in a different way to normal. People with dyslexia are

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What is breast ironing and what are its consequences?

WHAT IS BREAST IRONING? Breast ironing, also known as breast flattening, is a process that involves pounding or beating a young girl’s breast using hard or hot objects. Breast ironing usually begins with the onset of puberty. It is done to prevent, or reverse breast growth. The United Nations (UN)

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Loneliness: Why do People Feel Lonely?

Being lonely does not mean that you are weak. Loneliness can affect people of all ages and genders. For most people, this is a temporary feeling. However, it  is important to recognise signs of loneliness, as well as understand the different reasons that may cause it. It is also important

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