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Advice on ... OCD

OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a serious anxiety-related illness that affects on average two or three out of every 100 young people in the population. Joanne Sharman explains what the condition is and where young people can turn to for help.

Log on to ... Alcohol

There are lots of online resources for youth workers looking to run sessions on responsible drinking and young people's attitudes to alcohol. Tim Burke tracks down some of the best quizzes, games and fact sheets available on the internet.

Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures: What's still to come?

The child health strategy, Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures, mentions numerous reviews, programmes, guidance and pieces of research that have yet to be published. Unless otherwise stated, there is still no timetable for when these will actually be released.

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.

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