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Advice on... Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder can have a profound effect on the sufferer's life, influencing their mood, how they relate to others and the extent to which they take risks. Hannah Smith looks at how it affects young people's lives, and what treatments are available.

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.

Advice on... Sexual health

There has been a surge in the number of young people contracting sexually transmitted infections in recent years. But advising teenagers about sexual health matters poses ethical dilemmas for youth workers. Advisory service Brook offers some answers.

Future in mind: the story so far

The Future in Mind strategy promises wide-ranging improvements to mental health provision for children and young people. Joe Lepper looks at the key proposals and assesses progress made to date.

Immigration health surcharge

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs, examines the impact on young migrants of the increased immigration health surcharge that must be paid when making an immigration application.

Youth Work Sessions: Smoking cessation

Before starting to facilitate any of these activities on smoking cessation, it is important to consider that some young people may already be regular or occasional smokers. This does not mean that they will all be ready to give up. But after raising awareness through these activities, they may consider it, or be ready to try, so please have details of local smoking cessation support available.

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