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Major Study Reveals Skills Children Need to Navigate an Uncertain Future

Parents value ‘soft skills’ over ‘hard skills’ to future-proof their children’s wellbeing, new research reveals. 38% cited resilience and the ability to cope through change as most important 38% are most concerned with their children developing interpersonal and social skills …

24-year-old woman takes on Newport Marathon to make her younger self proud after being told she could never run

A 24-year-old woman from Aberdare will be running the ABP Newport Marathon to prove to herself just what she’s capable of after previously being told to never run. Rhiannon Barber, who creates dance music under the name Rightkeysonly and campaigns…

Swansea University’s Oriel Science celebrates innovative joint Social Prescribing project

Oriel Science, Swansea University’s pioneering public exhibition centre, has been helping brain injury patients undergoing rehabilitation to improve their health and wellbeing through its first Social Prescribing project. The ten-week project, a collaboration with Swansea Bay University Health Board (Swansea…

UK Warned To Expect A Likely Surge In Measles Encephalitis

Encephalitis is a rare complication of measles that can cause long term disability or death. Experts warn that around ten thousand new cases of encephalitis could emerge in the UK during the current measles outbreak. It is crucial that parents…

Northampton charity up for four awards in prestigious national awards programme

A mental health charity has reached the final stages in four categories of a nationwide awards programme which celebrates third sector organisations. St Andrew’s Healthcare is one of just three finalists shortlisted for the Compassion, Technology, Campaign for Change and…

Brave Lancashire mum overcomes chronic pain to get first job in social care

With January being a tough month for many, a 40-year-old mum of four shares her inspiring story of taking up her first ever job in social care after undergoing treatment for chronic pain. Marion Barraclough from Nelson, Lancashire, has a…

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: The Importance of Increasing Awareness and Healthcare Resilience

ONE of the country’s leading experts has called on policymakers to do more to ensure they have the right systems in place to be protected against epidemics.  Speaking to raise awareness of the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, Shameet Thakkar,…

Christmas time: Mistletoe, Wine and… Back Pain

Sedentary nature of festive season exacerbates issues for back pain sufferers Expert provides tips to help avoid back pain – Small tweaks can have significant impact The general deconditioning and stress that takes place over the festive period can play…

Aon report: UK is in an unprecedented era for private medical cover

2024 Global Medical Trend Rates Report is based on insights from 113 Aon offices that broker, administer or advise on employer-sponsored medical plans Report forecasts the average medical trend rate for 2024 to be 15 percent; up from 8.5 percent…

“Many boys and girls are suffering in silence and unable to access the help they need.”

NEW figures showing a surge in eating disorders among the young are likely to be “the tip of the iceberg”, an expert has claimed. Author and counsellor Lynn Crilly says many young girls and boys will be “suffering in silence”…