Your teen's health and wellbeing

Support groups for teenagers and teenage problem advice aren’t always easy to find, or access. Teenagers often feel that they are emotionally equipped to deal with problems on their own. But occasionally teenagers need some additional support. Unfortunately, not everyone has close friends and family around to help them through troubled times. Our section on the health and wellbeing of teenagers has a wide range of information and advice. We have articles on body image, finding time with your teen and much more. 

peer pressure
Many parents of teenagers worry about the influence their children's friends can have in the form of peer pressure. A Family Lives survey revealed tha...
teens and sleep
It's a familiar scene: you leave for work in the morning, while your teenager still sleeps soundly in bed. Try as you might to awaken them, they just ...
teenage depression
teens and exercise
With more than a quarter of all secondary school pupils clinically obese and experts predicting a public health time bomb if teenagers don’t inc...
body image
teenage runaway
Young people run away for a range of reasons – it may be that you have been arguing for some time, or it may be to do with problems that your te...
teens and tattoos
How much do you know about youth culture? With teens trying to fit in and develop their own identities, do you sometimes wonder who they’re beco...
teenagers on holiday
Self-harm can cover a range of things that people do to themselves in a deliberate and harmful way. Although cutting is the most common form of self- ...
As parents, we're responsible for feeding and nurturing our children and it can be hard to understand why they might ever use food to harm themselves....

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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