Health and wellbeing are so important, and sometimes we need a little help to make things better.
Young people are being reminded they are not alone and are being encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing as a new resource made for local teens, by local teens, is launched.
The new local web content is one of several resources being launched on the new LiveWell website over the coming weeks and months.
The new information, advice and guidance, for young people 12 to 18 years, covers a wide range of aspects of life, including mental and physical health, relationships, safety, money, education, bereavement, bullying, eating habits and exam stress.
The page has been built alongside local young people. They told us:
- They didn’t know where to go to get local and national trusted health information.
- They weren’t aware of all the services available and said there was a lack of information.
- They preferred doing things online.
- They talked about having a place where they could find information to help themselves which could direct them to an online chat or text messaging service.
- They wanted trusted information with the right advice.
With COVID-19 and lockdown, more young people have turned to digital to find help and support.
Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and skills, said: “Many people may be going through a difficult time, especially facing the challenges from the pandemic and current lockdown. This includes our young people who are seeing a change in their routine, not being able to attend education or meet up with their friends as they usually would.
“We’re all spending a lot more time at home and some teenagers may be feeling isolated, stressed or anxious about life.
“It’s vital that they have the proper support in place to look after their health and wellbeing, both mentally and physically.”
It’s important for young people to know they’re not alone and there is lots of help out there.
Visit the new website at livewell.nelincs.gov.uk/youngpeople