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. 

body image
Estimated read: 7 minutes  Teenagers are frequently presented with unrealistic ideals of body types on social media as they see images of influe...
teenage depression
Estimated read: 8 minutes  If your teenager is showing signs of depression, you may find yourself wondering whether it's 'just a phase' or somet...
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Estimated read: 10 minutes  Self-harm can cover a range of things that people do to themselves in a deliberate and harmful way. Although cutting...
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Estimated read: 10 minutes  Food is often the focus of family celebrations, and regular shared mealtimes are a well-known way to keep the f...
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peer pressure
Estimated read: 7 minutes  Many parents of teenagers worry about the influence their children's friends can have in the form of peer pressure. W...
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Estimated read: 9 minutes  It's a familiar scene: you leave for work in the morning, while your teenager still sleeps soundly in bed. Try as you...
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Estimated read: 10 minutes It is hard to talk about mental health problems when everyone, no matter what their situation, is struggling with the chal...
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Estimated read: 7 minutes  Encouraging your teen to be more active can be difficult. With social media and gaming consoles being a part of their...
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Estimated read: 6 minutes  Young people run away for a range of reasons – it may be that you have been arguing for some time, or it may be...

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