With exam results looming, your stress levels may be rising.
Hertfordshire GPs are recommending that young people feeling anxious log on for free online counselling and support.
We all worry a little, but if you’re worried and it’s making you feel unwell, you might need some emotional wellbeing support.
There are great websites and apps that you can use your phone or tablet to get emotional support and even talk online with an expert who can help in complete confidence. Remember, you’re not alone.
Childline recently launched an app to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. It’s called 'For Me' and is available as a free download here.
It can be discreetly installed on your phone. If someone happens to see your phone or iPad, they can't tell it's a Childline service, and you can lock it with a PIN. By downloading the app, you're in control. You can talk whenever - and wherever - you need to. There’s great advice on their website, too.
There’s also free online emotional and mental health support on website Kooth.com which has been used by thousands of Hertfordshire young people aged 10-25.
Kooth’s fully-trained therapists are available until 12noon-10pm from Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at the weekend, 365 days a year. Counsellors can help with lots of different problems, including exam-related stress, family problems, eating disorders, loneliness, bullying, anxiety and depression.
- If you're struggling with how you're feeling, there are lots of organisations to help you listed here.
- If you'd rather not talk, why not visit Kooth.com and get online support instead?
- You can find an A-Z of emotional wellbeing and mental health conditions here.
- For more information on mental health, Rethink have developed this FAQ guide to mental health for young people
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