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All schools will soon be made to train staff in children’s mental health

Schools are going to be required to give staff mental health training (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) Every school in the country will be required to give staff mental health training under new laws proposed by Theresa May. The prime minister has promised to tear up the 1983 Mental Health Act and introduce ‘sweeping’ reforms to the Equalities Act, to ...

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As someone who suffered from anorexia, I think it’s great that France is banning unhealthy models

By Frances Coleman-Williams, Christian, mental health writer, patient turned professional, blogging to raise awareness Saturday 6 May 2017 5:06 pm France has banned unhealthily thin models and this is a wonderful thing. Having suffered from anorexia for many years, I know I was significantly influenced by what I saw in the media. Anorexia, for me, was not just about a ...

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What is leech therapy? Many believe they’re good for you

(Picture: Getty) Ever thought about covering yourself in leeches? The ancient practice is still around today, with many swearing by the healing powers of leech therapy. Hey Good Housekeeping, it’s not okay to use OCD as an adjective to mean ‘being clean’ Those who are into history will know about the ancient practice of bloodletting, where Indian and Greek civilisations ...

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Hey Good Housekeeping, it’s not okay to use OCD as an adjective to mean ‘being clean’

Hey, Good Housekeeping. I’ve always been a fan. I have no issues with your home decoration tips and greatly appreciate your rankings of sex toys and your investigations into biscuits. Everything you need to know about cleft lip and palate But even the best magazines are capable of f***ups, and this is one of them. In their most recent issue, ...

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We need to show real photos of genitals as part of sex education

Labiaplasty is on the rise. Young boys and men continue to worry that their penis is too small. Every other week there seems to be a new treatment promising to make your penis longer and harder or your vagina tighter, smoother, and more sparkly. What it’s like to go for an STI check with your partner These treatments prey on ...

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This is why you should go for an STI check with your partner

Let’s be honest. We all know we should go to STI clinics when we start shagging someone new or after a one night stand – but often, we don’t. How do we avoid the trap of hype-dating? Normal, intelligent, good people walk around for months – nay – years not knowing whether they’ve got the clap or are riddled with ...

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Attention, stressed out Londoners: A fancy drop-in meditation studio is coming to the city

(Picture: Inhere) The majority of us are stressed-out messes. We all know we should be taking steps to curb our stress and look after our mental states a bit, but we tell ourselves we’re too busy, that mindfulness is too wanky, or we simply aren’t capable of relaxing. Painful periods could be an indication of how painful giving birth will be That’s ...

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‘Black henna’ will burn your skin off – here’s how to tell it apart from natural henna

Black ‘henna’ is gloopy, odourless, and illegal (Picture: Shutterstock) Yet another woman has been left with severe scarring and blistering from ‘black henna’. As henna designs are increasingly fashionable all around the world, people are at greater risk than ever of being tricked into using something dangerous – and illegal. But don’t be put off henna completely – there are ...

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Painful periods could be an indication of how painful giving birth will be

(Picture: Charlotte Cockell/metro.co.uk) Having painful periods is pretty sh*t – so the last thing we want to do is pile on and say ‘oi, your painful periods aren’t just bad in themselves, they’re a sign of more pain to come’. But sadly, we must. It’s not your fault if you’re addicted to chocolate – it’s your ‘sweet tooth hormone’ It ...

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Getting your partner to give you a massage might save your relationship

(Picture: Getty) Massages are on one of life’s truest joys. I’m pretty convinced that they’re a necessity, rather than a luxury. It might seem like an indulgence to lie around like an oily slab on a table with a hole in it, being rubbed and prodded. But given that it alleviate back pain, aid relaxation and pretty much make you ...

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