Finding a calm balance

A stressful working life can impact on families’ health and wellbeing, too. How can CPs support parents in a meaningful and non-judgmental way? Journalist Rima Evans reports.

Unfit for life?

Physical inactivity among the UK’s children is at crisis point. What can be done? Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

A lifeline for struggling parents

Carole Sutton looks at the evidence on parent training programmes delivered by phone and internet to support troubled young children.

Brexit Britain: the state we're in

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service predicts the NHS facing staff and funding shortages whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations.

No more shame

You can give invaluable help to mothers about two problems they often just resign themselves to living with – stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, finds journalist Rima Evans

The power of support

Thousands of children around the UK have a learning disability, but what exactly does this mean for them and their families, and how can you help? Journalist John Windell reports.

The value of situational leadership

University lecturer Elaine Walls lifts the lid on how situational leadership teaching methods are helping to equip community practitioners with the skills they need in the field.

Disability: the independent way

Parents with physical disabilities experience a unique set of challenges, yet many do not get the support they need. Journalist Madeleine Bailey looks at how you can help reverse this trend.

STIs: testing times

Sexually transmitted infection rates among young people remain too high. Journalist Rima Evans asks if attempts to limit transmission are working.

Eating with caution

With childhood food allergies on the rise, you can play an important part in keeping children safe. Journalist Georgina Wintersgill reports.

Consumer overload

Could it be time to return to a more back-to-basics culture, given the pressure parents face to buy goods before their child is even born, regardless of necessity or affordability? Journalist Beverley D’Silva reports. 

One too many? Families with multiple births

It is not just medical complications that families with multiple births face. Ryan Scoats, Jane Denton and Merryl Harvey look at the financial, psychological and social support obstacles they must overcome.

On the edge

The suicide rate in the UK may be going down, but three times more men than women took their own life last year. Journalist Sarah Campbell asks what’s going on and how you can make a difference.

Feeling stuck? Get creative!

Lab4Living looks at how to enhance the innate design and problem-solving skills of community practitioners. 

HV caseload crunch

Dave Munday, lead professional officer at Unite, looks at how inflated caseloads are causing health visitors in England to struggle.

SUDI: the bitterest loss

The number of unexpected and unexplained infant deaths has plummeted since the 1990s, but making further reductions now requires more intense and targeted work, writes journalist John Windell.

Bringing period policy up to date

Working women are expected to cope unsupported with period problems. Journalist Juliette Astrup looks at ending the stigma of periods at work and asks if taking time off could be the answer.

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