As you grow older you learn more about yourself and others and go through a range of life experiences. These pages are intended to help you think about your experiences and support you through difficult times.
Life is not easy! We will all encounter different changes, transitions and challenges within our lives, for example moving school, moving house or friendship, relationship or family issues. These challenges test our resilience and ability to cope, when something difficult happens. These situations can upset us; they can make us feel sad, anxious, stressed, angry or disappointed. It is important to acknowledge that these feelings are ‘normal’ and experienced by everyone at some point. You are not alone.
Body image is how we think and feel about ourselves and how we believe others see us. Body image isn’t just about weight. There are different ways we might think and feel about our bodies – sometimes we might like our bodies (or parts of our bodies) and other times where we might struggle with how we look.
You may feel a whole range of emotions if you’re dealing with the loss someone close to you such as a family member, friend or even a pet. Grief is not always in response to a death, it can be a change in a relationship with someone. For example, if someone close to you moves away or someone experiences changes due to illnesses such as dementia.
In today’s world, many of us rely on social media platforms such as Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram to find and connect with each other. Although this technology is designed to bring people closer together, spending too much time engaging with social media can actually make you feel lonelier and more isolated.