Every day we face challenges and tough times that can impact our mental health and wellbeing. In this section you will find information on some of the common issues that teenagers face. There are also practical tips and guides on supporting your teenager. 

Stress and teenagers

Learn about stress and how you can help your teenager manage stressful situations.

Risk-taking and teenagers

Not all risk taking is negative, some risky behaviour can have a positive impact on your teenager.

Alcohol and teenagers

Learn the facts about the impact of alcohol and help minimise the harmful effects for you teenager.

Sex and teenagers

Many teenagers are already thinking about sex so find out what you need to know.

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Back to school with severe depression

Support for teenager struggling with depression and returning to school... Read more

Asking for what we need when things are tough

It can be difficult to ask for support when things get tough... Read more

Passive aggressive bullying

I'm really struggling with a type of bullying my daughter is experiencing... Read more

  • Author: sandrae
  • Posted: 10-29-2017

Mr. 16 has run away

My 16 year old son has run away from home... Read more

  • Author: Ballen
  • Posted: 29-10-2017

We've had enough. We've tried everything. What next?

My husband and I are at our wit's end. Where to next? We're completely lost... Read more

  • Author: kopykat
  • Posted: 10-26-2017

Having struggles with my 13 year old daughter

We have a 13 year old daughter who has gone downhill emotionally and confidence wise... Read more

  • Author: Moloko
  • Posted: 08-03-2017

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