It’s clear that young people are facing more and more pressures in their everyday lives, with The Children’s Society stating that around 5 children out of a class of 30 are likely to have a mental health problem. Growing up can bring about all sorts of changes and challenges in life, but it’s important for young people to know that they aren’t alone.
We’ve listed some of the resources out there offering tailored help and support for young people as we believe everyone should have someone to turn to when things get tough.
Young Minds, the Mental Health Charity, offer a host of tools to help young people look after their mental health and wellbeing. Whether it’s support for self-esteem, dealing with trauma, or knowing how to help a friend in need, they have plenty of guides and practical advice.
You can reach out and talk to Childline on the phone or via online chat about any issues you are facing. They also have an online message board for young people to share their experiences and support others who may be going through similar situations.
If you don’t feel confident to talk over the phone to someone then SHOUT is a brilliant text service that’s free to use and helps connect you with someone to exchange messages about whatever you might be struggling with. Simply text SHOUT to 85258 and they will help with immediate support.
Our free, confidential employee helpline supports the wellbeing of people working in or connected to the print sector with practical and emotional support. The service also extends to immediate family members over the age of 16. If you aren’t already connected to the service, contact us today to find out more.