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Understanding Emotions

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Teenagers’ behaviour can be baffling, stressful, hurtful and often worrying. In most cases, it does not mean there is anything more serious going on than the natural process of becoming an adult.  

Surges of hormones, combined with body changes can create confusing emotions for young people. During this time, they are also struggling to find an identity and dealing with daily pressures from friends and social media. This can lead to feelings of anxiety or anger.

Whilst striving to develop their sense of independence, teenagers can challenge even the calmest of parents and carers. It is also therefore important to look after yourself. 

Use the links below to find trusted support on this topic.  Additionally, encourage your child to use the Health Topic pages for their relevant age group here on Teen Health.  They can find more tips and resources to help them.

Free Training programme for adults and young people living in Leicestershire and Rutland

In Our Place have created a fantastic training course for young people to understand their feelings better. 'Understanding your feelings' is free for anyone with a Leicestershire or Rutland postcode. There are also several free courses for adults including 'Understanding your teenager's brain'.

Click on the link below. On the In Our Place page 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. Find the courses for Preteen to teenager in the Course Library.

Access the programme

For further support and information... 

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NHS

Teen aggression and arguments

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NHS

Anxiety in children

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Young Minds

A guide for parents and carers on supporting your child with anxiety

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Mind

Anxiety and panic attacks

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Tellmi

Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app for young people where they can talk about absolutely anything 

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Teen Health

Use the link on this page to contact Teen Health 

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Family Hubs Leicestershire

Family hubs support families, children and young people across Leicestershire.

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