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How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

Journeying through Wellbeing

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Updated 04 Sep 2014
Take a journey through Wellbeing and see how factors such as where we grow up, what happens to us, and our physical health, can all impact on our...

Dementia awareness: Can we reduce the risk?

Dementia awareness: Can we reduce the risk? Creative commons image Credit: McBeth under CC-BY-NC-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 04 Sep 2014
Deminish your chance of developing dementia as part of World Alzheimer's Month 2014; know the signs, help those who are affected and get vital...

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Health is everywhere: Unravelling the mystery of health

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Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit considers two ideas: that health is an ever-present factor in our lives, and that health is something difficult to define. But how can we...

Finding information in health and lifestyle

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Introductory level Duration 9 hours Updated 08 Jul 2013
This unit will help you to identify and use information in health and lifestyle, whether for your work, study or personal purposes. Experiment with...

What's in a title: Understanding meanings in community care

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Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Oct 2012
What do we mean by ‘community’, ‘care’ and ‘welfare’? In this unit you will explore the meanings of these words in their historical and cultural...

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Diploma of Higher Education in Counselling

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Sep 2014
The value of counselling to improve well-being and quality of life is increasingly recognised in society. From everyday worries to serious mental...

Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Sep 2014
Care is constantly in the headlines because it involves such a huge workforce and huge budgets, and profoundly affects so many lives. And what...