Hertfordshire’s Libraries have a collection of books to help teens cope with the pressures of life.
You'll be able to find information and advice as well as personal stories.
The ‘Shelf Help’ books cover a range of issues such as dealing with issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams.
The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.
Shelf Help provides 13 to 18 year olds with quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, as well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams.
This booklet can be printed for pupils or placed on your school website to help young people find services that can support them around mental health and wellbeing issues. You can share this booklet with parents and staff too so they can be better informed about the support available for young people.
* NB, when printing you will need to select print as 'actual size', 'on both sides' and 'flip on the short edge'.
Here are some tips for parents in supporting children and young people with anxiety.
These resources were put together to help adults, parents, schools and NHS services talk to and support children and young people after terrorist incidents.
Safe, anonymous, free online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained counsellors online at all times for Hertfordshire residents aged 16+.
The Five ways to wellbeing are simple things that we can all do to improve our emotional health and wellbeing:
This has great advice on how to start a conversation.