I'm a young person...

Growing up isn't always easy and everyone has problems from time to time.

It's Good to Talk...

Sometimes all you need is to share how you feel with someone you can trust. Is there anyone you can talk to about how you are feeling?

Maybe:

  • Your parents or other relatives like Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, close family friends?
  • Anyone at school – teachers, school counsellor, friends?
  • Anyone outside of school – sports coach, dance instructor, club leader, someone from within your faith community?

Self-help

There are also plenty of ways you can help yourself to feel better at home. Finding ways to relax and unwind such as listening to music; or writing down your thoughts and feelings to get them out of your head. There’s also loads of online support and advice and organisations that you can talk to for support – just choose where you live from the box at the bottom of the page and see what’s out there.

 

Need more help?

Sometimes problems are more serious or don't get better with support from schools or self-help. So you may need more specialist help. Healthy Young Minds can help!

We're an NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service working across Stockport, Tameside, Glossop, Bury, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale, Trafford and Oldham. Trained professionals can meet with you to talk about how you are feeling and the problems you are struggling with. ‘Mental health’ just means how you are feeling and coping.

If you feel that you need help from a specialist mental health service, talk to a teacher or your GP who can advise whether this is needed and help to get you an appointment.