Sometimes our circumstances can be the biggest barrier to making those first steps and getting help, advice and support.
An 18 year old man told me once about how difficult it was for him to reach out and ask for help when he was doing crack, cannabis and drinking heavily. He was homeless at the time after being thrown out of his parent?s house for his drink and drug use. After that, he sofa surfed until his friends got sick of it too and finally he found himself living on the streets.
Updated 13-05-2011 at 12:25 PM by cherryontop
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It can be awkward, as a friend, if someone you know begins to Ďgo off the railsí as they call it. You can become quite distanced when your opinions begin to differ from one another, and this may be damaging to the friendship.
There was a time when I was friends with a large group of people who were at school with me, and we would meet up regularly and throw parties together. However, when a few of these friends started sniffing glue, I started to get anxious about being around them.
Updated 10-05-2011 at 06:42 PM by AliM
It felt like my whole world came crashing down on me the day I discovered my boyfriend of 3 years had cheated on me. We had been renting a flat for the last 3 months and things hadnít seemed right. I put it down to the fact we were both adjusting to the new flat and living together.
He had been on a weekís holiday with his 2 mates; I hadnít even thought that anything would happen. As far as I was concerned we were happy. As soon as he got back he started to act in a strange way, being
As a Careers Information Officer in a London University I often see students who are unsure of the next steps to take towards work once they leave university. At the Careers Service we provide students with information, advice and guidance on postgraduate study, part time work, work experience and graduate job opportunities. Our main aim is to provide the students with the knowledge and resources to confidently look for work, apply and secure the job they want.
Recently I have found
Updated 10-06-2011 at 09:27 PM by JennaR
I have never been bullied. Iíve never been called names by a large group of people. Iíve never been beaten up. Iíve never been made to fear going to school or college. I didnít support people who were bullied when I was at school or college. I was hardly the right person to be helping somebody who was been bullied at college by students and a lecturer because sheís blind.
But on November 19th 2008, my blind wife came home crying. The students on her course had decided that she couldnít
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