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. 

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Many teenagers may be struggling with being in lockdown. They will have lost all the usual routine and this experience is tough for them. All of the t...
body image
teenage depression
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 ...
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...
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- ...
teenagers on holiday
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....
Eating disorders are complex conditions - and recovery can be just as complex. It's not as simple as encouraging someone with anorexia to gain weight ...

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