Find a run near you

Find a run near you Enter the first part of your postcode in the search box above to find a running event near you. The box, powered by, sorts through thousands of events nationwide to help you find your next challenge. You can refine your search by selecting your preferred distance, terrain and date, and view results as a list or on a map. Working towards a goal, such as a running event, is one of the most effective ways to stay motivated for regular exercise. If you haveRead More

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse What is child sexual abuse? Who commits child sexual abuse? Which children are at risk of child sexual abuse? What are the signs that a child is being abused? What are the effects of child sexual abuse? Will reporting the abuse make things worse? How do I report child sexual abuse? One in 20 children in the UK will experience child sexual abuse. Here are the signs to be aware of and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.Read More

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis: the facts Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK, although its use in recent years has fallen. The proportion of 11-15 year olds in England who had used cannabis in the last year fell from 13.3% in 2003 to 7% in 2013. The proportion of 16-59 year olds using cannabis in the last year has fallen from 10.6% in 2003-04 to 6.6% in 2013-14. How cannabis makes you feel The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: some people may feel chilled out, relaxedRead More

Using a sperm donor: what you need to know

Using a sperm donor: what you need to know Around 1,300 babies are born each year in the UK from donated sperm. Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking about starting a family with the help of a sperm donor. Donor sperm can be used to help couples and individuals become parents, regardless of whether you are heterosexual, lesbian, gay, single, married, divorced or co-habiting. But making the decision to use donated sperm can be difficult and there are many issues to consider. How to find donor spermRead More

Health benefits of rock climbing

Health benefits of rock climbing Rock climbing used to be considered the preserve of adrenaline junkies, but in recent years it has broken into the mainstream. A growing number of people in search of new experiences and outdoor adventure have been getting a taste for the crag in climbing centres around the country. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) estimates there are about 5 million visits to climbing walls each year in the UK. Find out about rock climbing’s unique physical and mental challenge, how to get started and the life skills itRead More

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