<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/lifestyle-relationships/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.

The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.

Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.

In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets

The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.

Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.

Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.

Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”

“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”

About Keystone Property Group

Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.

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17 Sep 2019 10:10:07 GMT
<![CDATA[ ZALO bring button-free pleasure with the new Amour Vibrator ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/zalo-bring-button-free-pleasure-with-the-new-amour-vibrator-96de19427730bee859698512f62d6433 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Imagine you have finished a long day at work, you need some relaxation and are lying on the bed. You take out your favorite toy, however, the controller is missing, and you spend 40 mins trying to find it. When you eventually do, the mood has gone.

It’s a familiar story, but thanks to ZALO that can be a thing of the past. Award-winning intimate product brand ZALO has constantly shaken up the intimate product industry, bringing out innovative new products for women, and with the launch of Amour, a vibrating egg where storage box doubles as the remote control, so no more lost remote. When you’re in the mood, Amour is ready to go, every time.

That alone makes this new vibrator something different and reflects the innovative thinking ZALO are famous for, but with the Amour, they have taken this idea of trouble-free playtime to a completely new level. For those who don’t like button pressing, Amour features motion sensors inside the controller box to recognize movement and translate that into stronger or weaker vibrations. This means complete control without buttons or switches and no wires either. Just turn the storage box and change the vibration level through its wireless connection. With 5 levels of vibration, you can always find just the right movement you need.

That means easier control, improved performance and more of what you want from a toy. ZALO didn’t cut corners anywhere else either, it sticks to their exceptional standards for materials and construction, along with its unique shape designed to reach all the right spots. Winged like Cupid, it is an orb of love that is carefully crafted for pleasure.

This is not the first time that ZALO has brought innovation to shake up the industry, they were the first company to introduce a calorie counter to their products, a fun addition that caused a stir and brought plenty of smiles. The brand has been one of the leading producers of intimate products with a reputation for quality and easy to use, effective toys that appeal to women around the world.

ZALO produce a wide range of award-winning toys, with a variety of shapes and textures to cover everything women want, all sharing the highest quality material and construction possible for peace of mind and great performance. Highlights of the range include the easy to use app that integrates with many of the products, allowing several features never seen before. It can act as a complete remote for those that prefer a phone-based controller when it’s time for some fun.

However, it is the Queen Set that has garnered the most industry recognition, winning three awards. A Bluetooth enables G-Spot device, it can be used in tandem with the app and features a beautiful Swarovski Crystal inset into the body. The Queen uses revolutionary Pulse-Wave technology that can deliver as many as 75 vibrations a second for the ultimate experience.

With studies showing that as many as 75% of women today never reaching orgasm from intercourse alone, ZALO understands you need some help. Featuring 8 vibration modes with up to 75 vibrations per second from that amazing pulse-wave technology, it hits the right spot every time. For a natural feel, it also includes temperature control so a user can dial in the exact experience they want. The ultimate in customizable G-Spot toys, the Queen set includes accessories to expand functionality and increase pleasure.

Across the range, quality materials, beautiful design and great performance are the focus, and with Amour ZALO have brought something new that is sure to delight. You can find more information on Amour and the full range of ZALO products at Zalousa.com or Zalocare.com.

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17 Sep 2019 07:20:51 GMT
<![CDATA[ Campaigners hail government plans to ban gambling in games ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/campaigners-hail-government-plans-to-ban-gambling-in-games-0b3459068e40e3bc50d6550daa0dc72a https://pressat.co.uk/releases/campaigners-hail-government-plans-to-ban-gambling-in-games-0b3459068e40e3bc50d6550daa0dc72a Thursday 12 September, 2019

Today MPs have argued that so-called 'loot boxes' in video games for children should be regulated under gambling law and banned from children. 

The feature, which allows players to stake real money for better weapons, player upgrades and gaming add-ons, has been dubbed as simulated gambling by campaigners which is fuelling a hidden epidemic of child gambling addicts.

Research from the GambleAware charity suggests that 55,000 children aged under 18 are addicted to gambling and the Safer Online Gambling Group's survey from August 2019 suggests that loot boxes and in-game purchases are costing Britain over £270m each year.

A report published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport today urges the Government to crack down on these gaming features which MPs call lucrative games of chance. 

Adam Bradford, director of the Safer Online Gambling Group welcomed today's news. He said: "It is high time video games companies took responsibility for the highly addictive content they are putting in front of children. Our research this summer showed that this area is of serious concern to parents, with the average spend per young person estimated at £500-600 per year on these games, these practices are bankrupting young people before they become young adults. After my father's gambling addiction spiralled out of control and led him to jail several years ago, we are passionate about protecting the next generation from the harms of gambling addiction and that is why we have raised the alarm on this issue - we are delighted the Government has seen sense on this important issue." 

The report today challenges the Government to prove why loot boxes should be regarded in a different way to any other gambling product. 

Committee chair Damian Collins MP pointed the finger at game companies and social networking sites for their "relentless battle to capture ever more of people's attention, time and money".

He said: "Their business models are built on this, but it's time for them to be more responsible in dealing with the harms these technologies can cause for some users.

"Loot boxes are particularly lucrative for games companies but come at a high cost, particularly for problem gamblers, while exposing children to potential harm.

"Buying a loot box is playing a game of chance and it is high time the gambling laws caught up.

The report says it "struggled to get clear answers and useful information from companies across the games industry", describing them as "wilfully obtuse", but hopes the inquiry will focus minds on the potential harms.

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12 Sep 2019 07:21:08 GMT
<![CDATA[ YOU ARE AWESOME! A BIG, YELLOW THANK YOU TO THE EMERGENCY SERVICES ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 Monday 9 September, 2019

Friday 20th
September 2019, London, UK: An open-topped, double-decker, bright yellow bus will be driven all around London stopping at Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts to say thank you to the awesome men and women of the Emergency Services.

September 2019, will be a day to remember for all of the amazing people who protect us and save lives every day. The mission of the day is to permanently cement respect and gratitude from the public in the form of continuous kind gestures to the Emergency Services; like buying someone a coffee, a donut, or some other way of saying thank you. The more sporadic and unexpected the gestures are, the more special they will feel.

Michael Howard, Founder of The Awesome Movement said, “Following a BBC News article in September 2018 of notes being left on an Ambulance berating paramedics for parking over a drive whilst on an emergency call, I was shocked, but also made a realisation, we don’t show our appreciation enough. Almost immediately I created a group of like-minded individuals to help change the way that we as a country think about our awesome Emergency Services teams throughout the country going out and risking their lives to protect and save ours.”

Shocking facts:

Around eight paramedics are subjected to a serious attack every day, including stabbings, assaults and verbal abuse.
Recorded attacks on Firefighters have soared to a whopping 900 per year.
Over 15% of nursing staff have experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or members of the public.

Michael and his team of Awesome Appreciators will be driving an open-topped bright yellow bus all around London to shout about the amazing work that these brave men and women do every single day. Starting at 0630am at London Ambulance HQ, Waterloo Road, SE1, they will be visiting Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts.

Michael says, “Putting yourself in danger, saving someone’s life and dealing with harrowing events every day is unbelievable and worthy of our huge appreciation and gratitude. Our goal is to have a National Awesome Day every year, but more importantly we want the public to show their appreciation continually. For example; when you see someone from the emergency services, say thank you, buy them a coffee, make them feel appreciated.”

The Awesome Movement was founded in 2018 in London, UK by Michael Howard as a response to the horrific statistics relating to how Emergency Services staff are treated.

Instagram: @awesome_movement

Facebook: @awesomemovement

Web: www.awesomemovement.co.uk

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09 Sep 2019 17:40:30 GMT
<![CDATA[ New Survey Finds Nearly Half of Wedding Guests Would Regift Unwanted Items to Save Money ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-survey-finds-nearly-half-of-wedding-guests-would-regift-unwanted-items-to-save-money-fbac44dddd08d25842cec505cdabfe4e https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-survey-finds-nearly-half-of-wedding-guests-would-regift-unwanted-items-to-save-money-fbac44dddd08d25842cec505cdabfe4e Friday 6 September, 2019

A new survey has revealed that almost half of wedding guests would re-gift one of their own unwanted pressies to the happy couple to save money.

The research, carried out by personalised gift retailer, GiftPup also discovered that shoppers were much more likely to up their budget and splash out on an expensive wedding gift for their own family members than they would for their partner’s.

Those with friends getting married were even more thrifty, with 9% admitting they’d spend less than £20 on a wedding gift. Just 14% of those surveyed said they would budget £50-£100 after receiving their invitation.

While 77% of shoppers say they are happy to buy a wedding gift to celebrate the happy occasion, 19% say they purchase a present because they feel obligated to do so.

Emily Ford, GiftPup product manager says, “A wedding is obviously a happy occasion but there’s no doubt that it can also be an expensive one, not just for the newlyweds but for close friends and family too. We were very surprised to discover that 43% of shoppers would regift an unwanted item to avoid spending money on a wedding gift. While 40% say they would never consider it, 17% of those we surveyed were unsure, suggesting that it could happen.

“The research results are fascinating and reveal a lot about attitudes to gift giving. There’s a marked difference in how much we’re prepared to spend on our own family members compared to a partner’s family for example, with the budget for the other person’s friends and family clearly lower.”

Despite the reluctance to splash out, the GiftPup survey did found that a lot of thought still goes into the gift hunt, with 35% of shoppers saying the typically spend days hunting for the perfect wedding present. That said, 5% admit to spending less than 15 minutes picking out a wedding gift for a friend or family member, with 10% saying they won’t spend more than half an hour on the task.

View the full survey results here.

To find out more about GiftPup, visit: www.giftpup.com

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06 Sep 2019 12:37:59 GMT
<![CDATA[ Riding for their lives - the ride for murdered women ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/riding-for-their-lives-the-ride-for-murdered-women-107cf8f3ca6d162b923adeac93f7bb49 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/riding-for-their-lives-the-ride-for-murdered-women-107cf8f3ca6d162b923adeac93f7bb49 Thursday 5 September, 2019
Saturday 7th September will see hundreds of women across the UK Riding to honour women murdered by men they knew

The Ride For Murdered Women – started in March 2017 when feminist activist, Jean Hatchet, was riding her bike in Yorkshire when she decided to begin a small personal tribute to women murdered by men they knew. That day she rode her bike for Katrina O Hara who was stabbed outside the shop she worked at by her husband. She could not ring the police as the police had confiscated her mobile phone when she reported her husband’s stalking behaviour. She was left helpless at the hands of the man she once loved and he took her life.

Jean decided not to stop. She continued riding for each woman murdered since January 2016. She has now ridden her bike for 276 murdered women. She has ridden more than 7000 miles in their honour. Each time she rides she posts on Twitter details of the woman’s name and how she died and the brutal pain that is left behind with the woman’s family and friends.

On 7th September 2019 at 1pm Jean has asked women to join her for just one ride to celebrate the lives of all the women she has ridden for so far. Women will ride across the UK and globally in small groups as an act of solidarity with Jean. Women are also riding in their bedrooms on exercise bikes. Women will use wheelchairs if they cannot ride a bike. Women are riding in London, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Denmark and other cities worldwide. They will wear red and each woman will carry the name of a woman murdered since 2016 by a man she knew. This is not an organised ride as such. It is simply women riding to show their love for women who have been cruelly stolen from the world by men. It is also to raise awareness of how many men kill women who are their former or current partners. It is a feminist act. The ride is women only.

Jean says,

“I didn’t realise when I started to do this how much it would affect me. Each time I ride I think of the woman and the cruel details of her murder. I push down hard on the pedals and think of the incredible pain and sense of betrayal and fear the woman felt as she died. Sometimes I cry as I cycle. Sometimes I cry when I get back. The words ‘domestic abuse” hide so much. The reality is often too much. But I feel these women with me as I ride, almost like I carry them on my back. I am determined they will not be forgotten.”

In doing this Jean has also raised more than £20,000 for Wearside Women In Need who operate women’s refuges in Sunderland.

Jean will be riding on Saturday in Central London alongside Karen Ingala Smith who is the CEO of Nia – a women’s organisation operating refuges for some of the most vulnerable women in the UK. Karen also runs ‘Counting Dead Women’ and she began the Femicide Census which records and analyses the deaths of women murdered by men. All donations to Saturday’s ride fund will go to Nia to help keep women alive. Link here ... https://www.justgiving.com/fun...

In July 2018 Jean was diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian cancer. With an uncertain prognosis she continues to ride her bike often in pain but always with love. In November 2018 Jean was a Special Prize winner of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for her work in challenging male violence against women.

Jean would like the government and police to be more committed to keeping women alive.

“We need government to recognise that saying the words ‘domestic abuse’ and committing to “end it” covers up the details of the terrible work of these men and how deep rooted the hatred of women is in our society. The failures of the police are woven through the stories below. The police must pay attention when women point out these men. Many women who pointed can no longer point. They are dead.”

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05 Sep 2019 12:52:17 GMT
<![CDATA[ TRUSTEES ARE WALKING OVER CANCER THIS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/trustees-are-walking-over-cancer-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-5925aa8eb6123e4e6bdfd1c5fc68d611 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/trustees-are-walking-over-cancer-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-5925aa8eb6123e4e6bdfd1c5fc68d611 Thursday 5 September, 2019

Thursday 5 September 2019: For immediate release


Neuroblastoma UK’s Chair of Trustees, Tony Heddon (from Four Marks, Hampshire) and the Charity’s Secretary, Shirley Clark (from Kew, London) are taking part in the Thames Bridges Trek on Saturday 7th September to raise vital funds for neuroblastoma research. Shirley, along with Tony and his family, are walking in memory of Shirley’s daughter Joanna, who sadly passed away in 1995, aged 8, after being diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

Shirley, Tony and his family (wife Karen, 57 and daughters Emily, 25 and Sophie, 18) will join 2,000 walkers to trek 25km over 16 Thames Bridges. They’ll be “#GoingGold for Joanna” as they trek over the 16 bridges, includes the Golden Jubilee Bridge, to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Shirley previously took part in the Thames Bridge Trek in 2016, for the 21st anniversary of Joanna’s death, raising over £2,000. Shirley will also be running in the Kew Gardens 10k as part of Richmond Runfest on Saturday 14 September. This will be Shirley’s first 10k in 37 years!

Shirley, aged 62, who joined the Board of Trustees at Neuroblastoma UK in 2006 says, “September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and it's also the month we lost Joanna, so what better incentive to take on this challenge in her memory.

“As a Trustee of Neuroblastoma UK, I was heartened that this year - due to the generosity of our supporters - we were able to allocate £1.177million into research projects looking for new and more effective treatments for this aggressive childhood cancer. For the next biennial grant round our aim is to double that amount. Only by funding leading research will progress be made in combating this disease and give hope to the families of children with neuroblastoma.”

To support Shirley, Tony and the team, please visit their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/forjj


Photographs and further interviews available on request.NOTES TO EDITORS

Event details:

https://www.thamespathchallenge.com/thames-bridges-trekStart location / time: Bishops Park, Fulham, South West London. The team will start their trek at 11.10am Finish location / time: Southwark Park, East-Central London. The team hope to finish in around four hours (at approximately 3/330pm)

About neuroblastoma:

On average, every week in the UK, two families are told that their child has neuroblastoma, a rare and life-threatening cancer. Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells. It usually affects children under the age of five, and can occur before a child is born. It is the most common solid tumour in childhood after brain tumours.

About Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Neuroblastoma UK will be encouraging people to join them in #GoingGold by wearing a Gold Ribbon, an awareness symbol to show support for children with cancer and their families.To find out how to support Neuroblastoma UK this September, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk/childhood-cancer-awareness-month

About Neuroblastoma UK:

Neuroblastoma UK is a national charity dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. We do this by funding leading research projects to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma. We rely entirely on voluntary donations and receive no government funding.Neuroblastoma UK is supporting nine new research studies this year, with a total funding of £1.177 million.Every two years, we run a research competition to ensure that public donations fund the best neuroblastoma research which have potential value to neuroblastoma patients. By funding leading research projects, Neuroblastoma UK can help scientists to deliver new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma.As part of our commitment to drive forward research into this terrible disease, we want to double our annual income over the next two years.Registered charity number 326385To find out more, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk

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05 Sep 2019 11:17:12 GMT
<![CDATA[ As freshers' week approaches, charity warns that over 264,000 students could be at risk of problem gambling ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/as-freshers-week-approaches-charity-warns-that-over-264000-students-could-be-at-risk-of-problem-gambling-c616e73891f15e8c2ad67516c2d39844 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/as-freshers-week-approaches-charity-warns-that-over-264000-students-could-be-at-risk-of-problem-gambling-c616e73891f15e8c2ad67516c2d39844 Thursday 5 September, 2019

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has published the results of a survey that looks specifically at higher education students, their attitudes to gaming and gambling and considers the related behaviours and potential challenges.

Whilst a large number of those asked said that they enjoyed the social side of both gaming and gambling, the survey results indicate that it can also have a negative impact on the academic performance of students and the quality of their friendships and social activities. In addition, for the students who gamble, nearly half said that they are constantly concerned about their financial situation.

Summary of results

Gaming is a popular way to reduce stress. Students are finding the university experience stressful. With 79% of students playing digital games, easing the pressures may be a positive benefit but 48% of those who game every day said it has got in the way of friendships and studies.The more frequently students game, the greater the impact. The research revealed that for those who game every day, one fifth have a negative sense of belonging at university, and over one-third say it has got in the way of their social life. 264,000 students in the UK are at some risk from gambling with around 88,000 already defined as problem gamblers.59% of students who gamble say they are always worrying about their financial situation while 16% have gambled more than they could afford.Students gamble to escape the stresses of university. For students who are moderate risk or problem gamblers the findings show they are more likely to gamble to ‘cheer them up when they are depressed’, even though 9 in 10 feel guilty about the way they have gambled. One third of these students say their gambling habits have a negative effect on their wellbeing, over half have considered dropping out of university and one in seven have a negative perception of their overall university experience.

The full report is available to download at www.ygam-research.org

Helping to Improve student life

As a charity committed to practical action, YGAM will be expanding their work with universities, students’ unions and others working with students in higher education on the key recommendations from this research.

Increase understanding of the wellbeing and support services available and how to access them, reaching students whom gaming or gambling is negatively affecting them.Raise awareness of gambling and gaming as addictions, providing students with a safe space to explore the risks and seek support.Provide accessible budgeting and financial advice particularly for students starting university.Extend easy access to social events and communities to help students build positive social relationshipsProvide additional academic support to reduce the anxiety about academic performance, workload pressures, uncertainty about the future

Former gambling addict, Joe Woof explains: “For me, going to university fuelled my addiction, it gave me independence and access to more money than I’d ever had before. I could go wherever I wanted and spend money on whatever I wanted, without anyone really knowing. My mind was on gambling 24/7 which meant I missed numerous lectures and essay deadlines, I was living two lives, it was exhausting, stressful and really effected my mental health. Sadly, my problems continued for years after, which led to the breakdown of my marriage and at my lowest, I even attempted to take my own life.

There is still a long road ahead but I’m off the bet and I can see a better future. Raising awareness of the potential dangers is so important, especially whilst at university. I didn’t even know that you could be addicted to gambling. I was careful to avoid the other dangers I was exposed to at that point in life (e.g. alcohol) but I was very naïve when it came to the harms of gambling, as I just didn’t have the awareness – awareness campaigns, like YGAM’s may have helped me or one of my friends spot the warning signs and do something about it.”

Of the findings, Lee Willows, YGAM CEO says: “There has been growing concern around the impact of gaming and gambling for young people and the purpose of this survey was to better understand a less well researched community, students in higher education. Students at university are often away from home, managing their finances and their lives independently for the first time. The research shows that we need to continue to expand our university partnerships and work together to raise awareness around financial advice, well-being, support services as well as the potential risks of gambling and gaming.”

Dr. Sarah Hodge, Lecturer in Cyberpsychology and Psychology, Bournemouth University, welcomes the research: “This insight report provides valuable statistics on the prevalence and behavioural habits for university students. Representing university students is particularly important as university life provides potential vulnerabilities, such as the changes in financial circumstances and time management.

Gaming continues to be a popular past time among university students, with developments in technology creating more potential overlaps between gaming and gambling. Some of these developments include the gamification of gambling and increased accessibility of both gaming and gambling. This combination of gaming and gambling behaviour also provides a good foundation for the following: further research in the area, teaching students about gaming and gambling behaviour, comparing and contrasting gaming and gambling behaviour, and developing further support for university students.”

Helen Rhodes, Programme Director
at the Gambling Commission said: “We welcome this research by YGAM which provides further information, detail and understanding on the relationship between young people and gambling.

There are a variety of actions and educational initiatives which are connected with the research and it is important these are undertaken in a planned, joined-up way. The National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, launched earlier this year, will be the most effective way to ensure this vital coordination and partnership work takes place and drives faster progress to reducing gambling harms. We look forward to working with colleagues at YGAM in the months ahead.”

The survey of over 2,000 current students in higher education was developed by Red Brick Research, specialists in higher education and student research and carried out independently of the gaming and gambling sectors.

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05 Sep 2019 10:35:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ Arming yourself with information - is key to managing, ending and avoiding emotionally abusive relationships ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/arming-yourself-with-information-is-key-to-managing-ending-and-avoiding-emotionally-abusive-relationships-f7b39b913584120df50cb390e8f71b75 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/arming-yourself-with-information-is-key-to-managing-ending-and-avoiding-emotionally-abusive-relationships-f7b39b913584120df50cb390e8f71b75 Wednesday 4 September, 2019

Dr. Sarah Davies outlines the specific characteristics that describe the subtle forms of narcissistic and manipulative behaviours; helping readers to spot and move on from these kinds of toxic relationships…

Dr. Sarah Davies, Counselling Psychologist, outlines the common narcissistic traits she identifies from her work with individuals in Harley Street, London, as well as from personal experience of coercive control and narcissistic abuse.

“There are two main distinctions of a narcissistic presentation; overt and covert actions and behaviour. The overt-types are easier to spot as they are bit more ‘what you see is what you get’, but the covert kinds can be much, much harder to recognise and therefore, in many ways, more surprising and harmful. It is really important that more is discussed in the mainstream to help people learn to recognise and name the warning signs of emotional abuse.” explains Dr. Sarah.

In her new self-help book; Never Again - moving on from Narcissistic Abuse and other Toxic Relationships, Dr. Sarah outlines the main types of manipulative characters she comes across in her work with psychological, emotional and domestic abuse. These include; the achievement-focused, materialistic-status hungry individuals who will use anybody and anything to get what or to where they want, those that play the victim in order to manipulate and get their own way, the rescuer/saviour - who she suggests often arrive like a knight in shining armour to overly take care and embrace responsibility of others, which although may be welcome in the beginning, is ultimately with the end aim of exuding control, isolating vulnerable partners and creating dependence and reliance. There’s the narcissistic active-addict who selfishly manipulates others to fulfil and maintain their addiction and drug-use of choice. Finally, Dr. Davies outlines the psychosomatic narcissist who she describes as using aches, pains and feigned health complaints in order to elicit sympathy, attention and care from others.

In the early chapters, Dr. Davies aims to outline the details and warning signs of narcissistic abuse and other manipulative behaviours to help readers be able to more easily identify this. Dr. Sarah Davies states “awareness and clear, useful information about narcissistic abuse, emotional manipulation and coercive control in the first instance is a key step towards positive change”.

Never Again is written in a clear and to the point manner to help make the subject of sophisticated psychological abuse accessible and easy-to-understand. As well as clearly outlining a range of complex abusive behaviours and actions to help the reader identify this in their own lives, she also outlines aspects of self-help work that supports recovery, management and the moving on from such toxic and damaging relationships. This includes developing healthy boundaries, working on clear communication, self-esteem and self-care.

Never Again - Moving on from Narcissistic Abuse & Other Toxic Relationships is available as an e-book and in paperback format now. Published by Troubador.. ISBM: 9781838590314. RRP Price: £14.99

Available from:

Troubador: https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/self-help/never-again/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07PRXZL2D/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0


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04 Sep 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ RUNNING FOR FUN THIS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/running-for-fun-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-f5ae3217afea506efd885e2b7f2c6b6d https://pressat.co.uk/releases/running-for-fun-this-childhood-cancer-awareness-month-f5ae3217afea506efd885e2b7f2c6b6d Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Lauren Ashley - a childhood cancer survivor - aged 37 from Bedford, is taking part in the Big Fun Run on Saturday 1st September to raise money for national charity, Neuroblastoma UK.

Lauren was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma when she was 16 months old and was given a 10% chance of survival. Now aged 37, Lauren is taking part in the Big Fun Run in Milton Keynes in aid of Neuroblastoma UK, on Saturday 1st September to raise awareness of this rare childhood cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Lauren has already raised nearly £200 for Neuroblastoma UK and hopes to raise even more to fund vital research into neuroblastoma.

Lauren said, “I am running for 'fun' this September with my little sister Fern and my children Eryn, aged 13, and Greyson, aged 3 to raise money for Neuroblastoma UK because it’s an incredibly important charity to me. I want to give something back to an organisation that saved my life and gave me the opportunity to enjoy everything I do today, so other kids can also live to experience the joy of middle age!

“Raising awareness of the disease is so important - it can help with earlier diagnosis and the research funded by Neuroblastoma UK will continue to save more young lives.”

Katherine Mobey, Fundraising Manager at Neuroblastoma UK said, “We’re thrilled that Lauren and her family are taking part in this great event to kick off our activities for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We are a small charity but we have big plans. We want to double our income over the next two years and double our research investment. Thanks to our generous supporters like Lauren, we have already awarded nearly £7 million to UK research focusing on neuroblastoma. But more needs to be done. We rely entirely on donations to continue driving forward research into this terrible disease and give more families like Lauren’s hope.”

To support Lauren and Neuroblastoma UK, please visit Lauren’s fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lauren-wright24

To find out how to support Neuroblastoma UK this September, visit www.neuroblastoma.org.uk/childhood-cancer-awareness-month


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28 Aug 2019 15:14:39 GMT