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Y Bont successful to create a Family Funzone

Y Bont has been awarded a grant of £530,059 for the Y Bont's 'Family Funzone' The 5 year project will engage with disabled children and their families in Bridgend to reduce the challenges they face, in particular isolation and a lack of social opportunity, encouraging them to develop peer support amongst each other, build relationships and enjoy an active lifestyle through activities that include the whole family.

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Girls admitted to hospital for self-harming nearly doubles

Kay Ska self-harmed for two years and one of the reasons was because she didn't know how to deal with her feelings "in a healthy way". "I think it was just a lot of confusion, hormones and a lot of image issues," she told Newsbeat. The 23-year-old is speaking out after figures from the NHS show the number of girls admitted to hospital for self-harm has almost doubled in two decades. The NSPCC says the statistics are "sadly unsurprising".

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Transgender toolkit issued to schools in the Vale

The Transgender Toolkit for Schools is an advice document for schools in the Vale of Glamorgan; to act as a reference document for schools' Governing Bodies, Head Teachers and their staff to be applicable should they encounter a pupil with transgender feelings.

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Improve your skills through GVS’ support

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 Day Course Preparing a Sustainable Funding Strategy; Diversity Awareness Training; DBS Checks & Safer Recruiting; Get Ready to Tender; How to raise funds (for your charity) using Facebook; Social Media Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World; How to use Twitter Workshop (the basic complete guide); How to help get local press publicity for small voluntary groups in the Vale; Community Fundraising; Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers; Partnership Working – Is it for you?; Data Protection (the basics)

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Brexit Health Hub launched

Public Health Wales’ Policy Team has launched a Brexit Health Hub resource as a guide to current discussions and considerations of the potential policy implications of leaving the EU.

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