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Health: Advice on ... Accident prevention

Thousands of young people have to make a trip to accident and emergency every year. Cassius Francis, youth liaison officer at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, shows how youth workers can help young people avoid danger.

Advice on ... Contraception

The UK has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Western Europe. FPA's Lynn Hearton and Anastasia Morgan-Rose offer advice on how youth workers can raise the subjects of sexual health and contraception with young people.

Advice on ... First aid

Young people are more prone to cuts and scrapes than adults, which means youth professionals need to be prepared for when injuries occur. Clive James from St John Ambulance looks at the equipment and training available to youth workers.

Interview - Keep Britain tidy - Bill Bryson, president, Campaign to Protect Rural England

Bill Bryson doesn't regard himself as a role model for young people. On the issue of engaging them in the Campaign to Protect Rural England's current drive to stop littering, he admits: "What a campaign like this needs is for young people to be hearing from someone who isn't an old fart like me. It's no good me looking to young people to join the campaign. They aren't going to do something just because I say so."

Health: Advice on ... Eating disorders

Disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are often thought of as trivial conditions that only affect teenage girls. However, the reality is that they are serious psychiatric conditions experienced by both sexes, as Emma Healey from the charity beat explains.

Log on to... Healthy eating

Obesity and the size-zero debate are increasing the focus on eating a balanced diet, particularly at key stages in life such as childhood and adolescence. Tim Burke looks at what various websites have to offer in terms of youth-friendly advice.

Health: Advice on ... Alcohol

At least half of 11- to 15-year-olds admit to drinking alcohol, which has led to growing concern about how this could affect their developing bodies. Addaction's Rebecca Cheshire considers some of the ways youth workers can tackle the problem.

Advice on ... Cannabis

One in five teenagers and young adults admit to using cannabis despite growing fears about its long-term effects. DrugScope's Ruth Goldsmith explains why it can be harmful and what policies youth projects should have in place.

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