Yearly archives: 2012


Feature story: Duncan Evans

The words no one wants to hear from their GP when they are called in to receive results from a blood test – “Sit down Mr Evans, I am afraid I have some bad news for you.” Having had blood tested after a very high […]


Feature story: Jiten Lad

The soaring highs and crushing lows of bipolar disorder are hard for non-suffers to begin to imagine; but they make living a ‘normal’ life virtually impossible. Prescribed medication can leave patients with significant side-effects as payment for some form of relief, but for Leicester-based Jiten […]


Feature story: Meryl & Toby Hayes

“I hadn’t realised how deficient our relationship had been” says Meryl, mother of 14 year old Toby who, for the first time, held a ‘real’ conversation with her following the start of a new treatment programme. “It was wonderful. You don’t notice these things day […]


The Better Reading Campaign kicks off

We’ve teamed up with the charity Volunteer Reading Help (VRH) to raise awareness of the issues surrounding children’s literacy and to provide funding to help them achieve their target of supporting 10,000 children by 2016.  Staggeringly, over 88,000 children left primary school last year without reaching the […]


Keep calm and carry on: top tips for reducing stress

Rising fuel bills, increasing food prices and, with a ‘double-dip’ recession, it’s no wonder that many of us are feeling stressed. Finding time to relax, making sure you take at least 30 minutes of exercise five times a week, and eating a nutritionally balanced diet are […]


Feature story: Coralie & Michael Stephney

With only a matter of days before the Stephney family embark on a well-earned holiday to the sun, mum Coralie explains why they will be packing plenty of Vegepa, and how a TV programme may just have offered up a long-awaited solution for their autistic […]