For young people

If you are a young person aged between 12-25 and need information relating to general mental health, physical health, work & study and alcohol and other drugs, this section is designed for you.

Life issues
Health & wellbeing
Mental health
Alcohol & other drugs
Work & study

what is gender identity?

Gender identity is typically developed very early in life. It’s about how you perceive your gender, how you show this to others, and how you want others to treat you.

understanding bullying

Bullying involves one or more people repeatedly and deliberately doing things to make another person upset, afraid or hurt. If you’re having problems with bullying, there is support available.

understanding sexuality and sexual identity

Sexuality is about how you see and express yourself romantically and sexually. This is different for everyone and it is not as simple as identifying as ‘straight’ or ‘gay’.

life after parental separation

Parental separation can turn your life upside down. Find out how you can support yourself during this difficult time.

dealing with relationship breakups

Relationships break-up for lots of reasons. Often it’s no-one’s ‘fault’ and nobody is to blame – instead, things just aren’t working out.

what is sex: risks, health & contraception?

Everyone thinks differently about sex so it’s important to know stuff about it to make the decisions that are right for you.

what is sexting & the effects on mental health?

It’s never been easier to meet others, date and hook up online. Apps like Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, as well as private messaging apps like Snapchat and Peek, have made flirting online or on a phone much more common.

what is anger & the effects on mental health?

Everyone feels angry sometimes. Anger becomes a problem when it begins to impact a person’s daily life and causes them to react in a way that might hurt themselves or those around them.