Special Olympian Kym O’Grady went from being bullied as a child to the top of the podium in China. She credits her parents for supporting her to be independent and encouraging her to succeed even when she doubted herself.
Being healthy means you’re better able to cope with all the little stresses that everyday life throws at you, like getting stuck in traffic, sitting exams, or moving house. But even when you look after yourself, sometimes you might find things get a bit much. At times like these, you’ll need support to get you through.
Debra Lampshire describes herself as an ‘explorer of the mind’. She explains how traumatic experiences when she was young inspired her to advocate for more compassion for those living with mental health issues.
The teen years can be a real rollercoaster of highs and lows. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in your teenager’s life. We’ve put together a few places you can go to get information about supporting your teen.
We need to do more than just eat well and exercise to maintain good health. If you’re caring for a person with a disability, it’s important that you take care of yourself. That way you’ll be better able to cope with all the little stresses that everyday life throws at you.
It’s tough being a kid. And as a parent, it’s not always easy to know what’s happening in their life. If you’re concerned about your child, we’ve put together a few resources where you can get information and support for your child.