I'm a young person

If you are a young person aged between 12-25 and need information relating to general mental health, physical health, work & study and alcohol and other drugs, this section is designed for you.


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Mental ill-health
Navigating life
Alcohol & other drugs
Work & study

what you need to know about self harm

Self harm is when people deliberately hurt their bodies and is an issue that affects many young people.

what is psychosis & the effects on mental health

Psychosis can affect young people’s thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours. With treatment, people can and do recover.

what are mental health difficulties and when to seek help

You hear the phrase “mental health difficulties” used all the time. But what does it actually mean?

what is anxiety & the effects on mental health

Anxiety is more than feeling stressed or worried. It can be tough to cope, but with the right support, things can get better.

what is depression?

Depression and feeling depressed is more than just sadness; it’s a combination of how we think, feel and behave.

what is an eating disorder?

Eating habits can change because of psychological reasons. This can impact every aspect of a young person’s life. Learn about how and where to get help.
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social anxiety, isolation & loneliness

Social gatherings, dating, public speaking, performing and other social situations can often illicit huge fear, at times causing an overwhelming physical and emotional response. Many young people try to manage these often scary and embarrassing feelings by avoiding situations. Avoidance in the longer term can actually be considerably unhelpful. Tackling these social fears in small, manageable steps will help you to build your confidence and stay positively connected with others.
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i can't keep calm & carry on, i have anxiety

It is totally normal to experience some level of anxiety and this is a healthy human response. However, people experiencing heightened anxiety will know that it’s not quite as easy as keeping calm and carrying on. If you experience unmanageable anxiety then it is important to know that there are plenty of strategies you can develop to manage these often overwhelming feelings.