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Relationships

We are surrounded by many different types of relationships: family, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pets, partners and all sorts of other people.  When these relationships are healthy, then we thrive. They see us through the good times and help us through the bad times.  However, when…

OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder. If you have OCD you might think or picture something bad happening and so to stop this happening you might feel the need to do things again and again, such as washing your hands or…

Anxiety

Anxiety is a word we use to describe feelings of unease, worry and fear. It incorporates both the emotions and the physical sensations we might experience when we are worried or nervous about something. Although we usually find it unpleasant, anxiety is related to the ‘fight…

Feeling Lonely

Feeling lonely doesn’t always mean you are alone, you can be surrounded by people and still feel like you’re own your own. There are lots of reasons why you may feel alone including: Moved to a new school or to live in a new town/city…

Worried about school

School can be a challenging time for some young people, whether it be moving from primary to secondary school, sitting exams, or even feeling misunderstood by their peers or teachers. The good thing is there are things you can do to make things better … Not…

Worried about meeting new people

Not everyone finds meeting new people and making new friends easy, for some it can be a difficult and nerve-wracking experience.  However, meeting new people can be really interesting;  you can end up having great conversations, discovering new stuff and making good friends. Ways to…

Self Harm

Self-harm is when an individual chooses to hurt themselves or make themselves feel pain in some way, this could be through cutting, burning or by doing things such as drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs. If you are self-harming this may be because there…

Depression

We all feel different emotions throughout our lives. Sometimes we might feel happy, excited, lucky or proud and sometimes we might feel sad, down, worried or scared. Usually these bad feelings go away eventually by themselves, but sometimes you feel sad, down and hopeless for…

Body Image

Body image is how you see yourself, your physical image and the thoughts and feelings that result from that image.  Part of body image is about what you believe your own appearance to be, this includes memories, assumptions and generalisations, how you feel about your…

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a condition where you have a lot of energy that you struggle to expel. This might make it difficult for you to concentrate and to control your behaviour; you might do or say things impulsively, without thinking. ADD,…