Working by yourself to make progress
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Supporting yourself can take all sorts of forms. In a way, everything you are doing online and offline to help sort out your problems is helping yourself, whether this is talking to people, reading info, making a plan or changing your behaviour.
Some people call it 'self help'. Sometimes it might be something recommended by an expert or a friend, other times it might be...
One of the main barriers to getting a job is job hunting itself and knowing who to speak to and where to look for the job that you're after.
Tell us how you found your first job and feel free to share tips and ideas below.
Saint Kopite has written a personal story about his experience of getting over a girl. In it, he talks about some of the problems he had with communication when going through difficulties with a relationship.
He mentions the advice that many of his friends gave him.
When trying to communicate with someone, it often isn’t as easy as ‘just talking’. There are often practical or...
Afterthought left university with optimism that a graduate job was just around the corner. After brushing up the CV and writing a cover letter he began his assault on the job market:
Rob decided to apply to be a teacher.
Unfortunately, things didn't quite go to plan:
In times of crisis you might be advised to call a helpline - Samaritans, NHS Direct or Childline for example.
Actually picking up the phone to call can be a really challenging step for all sorts of reasons but there are plenty of solutions that can make the whole process a lot less daunting.
Let us know how you would feel about calling and feel free to share your tips and experiences below...
During her time working in teenage pregnancy, ladybird has come across loads of barriers that young people face when they realise they need emergency contraception (the morning after pill or an emergency IUD). Here are a couple of examples:
And here are some of the solutions that she's come across that can make the whole process a lot easier:
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