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‘Before, I was quite a shy person’: life after brain damage

Suffering a traumatic head injury is a terrifying ordeal, with serious implications for the way we live. Yet, strangely, there can be an upside. Here, four people talk about their experiencesAlpha Kabeja was cycling back from a job interview with MI6 on New Year’s Day 2012 when he was hit by a van and taken to hospital...

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Sharp rise in number of young people seeking help for anxiety

Majority of Childline sessions provided to girls with helpline’s founder saying system is ‘failing them’A children’s helpline says the number of counselling sessions it has delivered to youngsters with anxiety has almost doubled in two years, with nine out of 10 calls from girls.According to Childline, which is...

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Poor healthcare in jails is killing inmates, says NHS watchdog

Almost half England’s jails fail to provide adequate medical care to prisoners, says leaked briefing by Care Quality CommissionAlmost half of England’s jails are providing inadequate medical care to inmates, whose health is being damaged by widespread failings, the NHS watchdog has told MPs in a scathing briefing...

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Seven ways to overcome loneliness

The evidence shows that being lonely is bad for your physical and mental health. But, with support from groups and specialists – and even the internet – you needn’t tackle it on your ownAccording to the Campaign to End Loneliness, a commission originally set up by MP Jo Cox in 2016, loneliness can be as damaging as...