We are all on a personal journey and each is full of challenges bringing with it many ups and downs. But what is it that gets us through, lessens the G force and eases the ride?
We see that many young people today do not know who and how to ask for help.
They know how to talk about and describe their physical health as they have learned this from people around them. However, when it comes to their mental health they find it much harder to explain and feel that people listen less and do less to help as there is no quick fix.
They feel that people jump in before they have finished explaining and offer solutions without really understanding the problem. It appears that it is easier to help when there is something to see, something to clean and put a plaster on.
We can probably all relate to this, but what do we do about it? Paula Talman, founder of iSpace Wellbeing, the mental health and wellbeing curriculum, and registered nurse and school safeguarding officer shares her tips and advice: