This month’s mental health awareness week (14th-20th May) got Crewe Youth Group talking about mental health in young people. See below to see their ideas and comments:
What do you think young people your own age struggle with the most?
Can you recommend any services, websites etc to use if you’re struggling with your emotions, mood or well-being?
Why is it important to talk about mental health?
Sam (aged 15) is allergic to milk. He shares how his allergy can affect his mental health:
“It can affect my confidence. Especially in a restaurant as you’ve got to check everything. It’s very confusing’.
Our project worker, Hannah, agrees with Sam: “I am allergic to nuts and carry an Epi-pen for emergencies. Certain situations can make things very nerve wracking for someone with an allergy, as well as their family. For example:
For some, this anxiety may get to the point of not wanting to leave the house or declining social activities due to the anxiety caused by their allergy”.
If you would like more support with your mental health, please take a look at the following resources: