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It is natural to feel annoyed, frustrated or even angry. Sometimes we express anger to hide other difficult feelings such as shame, embarrassment, sadness, jealousy, worries or stress. It can be hard to manage these emotions, especially in stressful situations. We all express anger in different ways, so it’s important to understand what works for you.
Helping friends out can be both rewarding and challenging. When friends are struggling with mental fitness, it is important for us to take a ‘first aid’ approach and remember that we do not have to take on the responsibility to fix problems. Good friends understand that they can listen and then should let a trusted adult know what is happening. We can recommend places to go for support (see below), but should not set ourselves up as experts – This can cause stress for us and prevents our friends from getting the appropriate support that they need.
TEACHER (that they have a good relationship with)
TRUSTED PARENT OR ADULT
Parenting teenagers can sometimes be hard work, with their demands on your time and energy being very different from when they were younger.
If you feel your child may need additional support, please contact the Wellbeing Team at our school.
It's not always easy to find information or support when searching online, especially when concern is for one's child. Below, you will find a few useful links to get you started. You can also download PDFs on various topics from our fact sheet page.
It is okay to feel sad or down sometimes as these feelings are a normal part of life. To look after yourself, it’s important to know when to take action.
Feel down for most of the day, almost every day
Feel lonely, isolated and withdrawn
Stop enjoying things you normally take pleasure in doing
Cry for no reason
Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
Feel like you have no energy
Below you can access support and information from organisations devoted to helping young people through difficult times:
Life can become overwhelming at times. When we become overwhelmed we can experience nervous or anxious feelings. In some situations, these feelings can help us avoid danger or help us perform at our best. On the other hand, if feeling worried makes everyday life difficult, it may be time to get some support.