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Teenage Brain

When you’re a teenager, so much is changing that it can be a strange, exciting and sometimes scary time. Not only is your body changing, but your brain is changing too. 

During your teenage years (aged 11-19) there is a huge amount of growing and changing going on inside your brain. Connections are being made between different brain parts and this can affect the way you think about things, how you react, what you like and dislike.  

This is a very normal part of teenage development. If you’re struggling with your emotions, there’s plenty of support available. 

Understanding your Brain

Free training programme for Young People living in Leicestershire and Rutland

In Our Place have created a fantastic training course for young people to understand their brains better. This course is free for anyone with a Leicestershire or Rutland postcode.

Click on the link below and find the blue box that says Free For Me? You will need to enter a valid email address and your postcode. This will bring up the title 'sponsored by the Leicestershire Partnership Trust' with a + next to it. Click on the + and then click Get Started. You will need to enter some information about yourself and create a password. This will then open your dashboard. Scroll down the list of courses to find the ones with for teenagers only in brackets.

There are two courses you might be interested in: Understanding your brain and Understanding your feelings.

You may need an adult's support to access the training.

Access the programme

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