Emotional wellbeing support for young people

In this section, we aim to provide you with useful information and guidance regarding to (but not exclusively to) how to keep healthy and well and what to do if you are concerned.

Its important for you to remember that YOU have the right to be safe, for example, at home, school, on the street and even on the internet. It is the responsibility of adults to protect you and make you safer. 

This includes parents, carers, teachers, learning mentors, doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers, faith leaders and sports coaches to name a few. 

If you’ve got a problem or you are worried about someone else, it can be hard to know what to do. But you don’t have to cope on your own. YOU have the right to grow up safe from people hurting you or failing to ensure that you are cared for.

For information about available support services, please see the City of London & Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership website here.

Mental health, like physical health, is something that everyone has and should be taken care of. It's natural to feel down from time to time, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are a variety of options.

Getting a good night’s sleep has many benefits for your health and wellbeing – it helps to lower stress, improve concentration and reduce the risk of many medical conditions, including heart disease and diabetes.

Got too much on your mind? It’s natural to feel anxious, worried or scared in certain situations but it can sometimes be difficult to control these feelings.

Low mood
If your low mood lasts a long time and makes everything feel more difficult, you might have a mood disorder, such as depression. Symptoms of low mood can include feeling tearful, frustrated and empty. You might also crave certain foods, get headaches and sleep more.

The NHS website says, “Most people feel stressed sometimes and some people find stress helpful or even motivating. But, if stress is affecting your life, there are things you can try that might help.”

Visit Good Thinking UK website for more information about these topics. Find expert advice and give your mental wellbeing a check-up with their self-assessment tool.

Visit our National Organisations and Forums pages for more resources.