‘It will never happen to me.’
You may think that nothing will ever happen to affect your health, but unfortunately life’s not like that and there may be an occasion when something does happen or something doesn't feel right. It's always better to be informed, so on this page are some of the topics to look into, consider and even talk to your mates about.
Gage, who lives in Suffolk, has written this piece which you can read 'Sorry, I'm in two minds right now...' about his journey into self-acceptance and self-understanding with some excellent advice about dealing with difficult feelings and finding support.
"We all worry about who we are and what our place is in the world" Gage Nicholas
Jamal Edwards, founder of film-making company SBTV, asks why so many men are taking their own lives, and whether society’s stereotypes of masculinity have stopped men from seeking help with depression.
Kooth is a free, safe and confidential online service where you can find someone to talk to when you need it. Just keeping problems bottled up isn't a long term fix but talking through things can really help. You can read more in our information pages or visit their website www.kooth.com
You could also speak to a school nurse for support and advice - they offer weekly confidential 'drop-ins' in secondary schools. Send a text to ChatHealth (07507 333356) or ask in school to find out more.
You could speak to a youth worker at 4YP for confidential advice and support. Drop in or call them - visit their website for more details www.4yp.org.uk
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