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...
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 ...
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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...
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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