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The Art of Conversation

A 3/4 A4-sized 16 paged colour booklet that includes sections on the myths and the signs of suicide, spotting the signs and helping, and advice on starting difficult conversations. It aims to help the reader to be a good listener, details training courses and includes other resources that are in place across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 2015 version. Also available as a pdf download in Chinese, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak and Urdu from NHS Health Scotland website:- http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/2842.aspx

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R U Worried?

A5-sized colour folded pull-out guide to what you can do when you’re feeling worried. Aimed at 8-12 year olds.

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How to Stop Smoking and Stay Stopped

A6-sized booklet for smokers who are seriously thinking about stopping smoking. Reading this booklet will help smokers decide if they are ready to stop and then how to go about it. 2018  version. (Available in Audio MP3 format; please email nhs.healthscotland-alternativeformats@nhs.net for a copy).

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Carbon monoxide, smoking and your baby

A 1/3 A4-sized folded z-leaflet giving information on carbon monoxide through smoking and the effect this can have on an unborn baby. Provides details on what carbon monoxide is, how it gets into your baby and the benefits stopping smoking can have on both mother and baby. Also informs that NHS Highland offers carbon monoxide testing to all pregnant women to help reduce the incidence of stillbirth.

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Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well/Reporting reduced fetal movements, waht should i expect

The aim of the leaflet is to raise awareness of the importance of monitoring fetal movements and reporting any reduced movements. This 2 sided leaflet contains clear messaging  on reduced fetal movements consistent with national guidelines and aims to tackle the myths and untrue messaging on one side.

The flip side explains what care women should expect to receive when they report reduced fetal movement during each trimester.

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