Look after yourself 2019-06-04T16:26:58+01:00
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Feeling well emotionally helps you enjoy life, achieve your goals and be the person you want to be. So looking after your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health.

It’s not unusual to feel anxious or stressed. Remember to look after yourself, look out for others, and get help if you need it.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Starting 13 May, there is a focus this year on how we think and feel about our bodies – which can affect young people particularly. It is common for young people to struggle with their feelings and half of all mental health difficulties begin before age 14 .  Visit the Mental Health Awareness Week website and follow #mentalhealthawarenessweek and #thebodykind to find out more.

Exam stress

Many people find exams stressful. Try to set yourself realistic goals, take a break, do some exercise and make sure you eat and drink well. Here are some more tips about exam stress. If you’re worried about someone you know look out for some of the signs and tips given here.

Get help

If you are struggling, find someone to talk to. There is support in Croydon, whether you want to talk to someone face-to-face or seek help online. You don’t have to be overwhelmed. These are some of the services that can help you, or someone you know, worry less and enjoy life more. For a fuller list of local organisations visit the Help & opportunities section.

Croydon Drop-in

Croydon Drop In offers counselling to young people aged 11-25.

Tel: 020 8680 0404
Website: croydondropin.org.uk

Croydon Talking Therapies

Exam stress? Difficulty coping? Not Fitting In? Croydon Talking Therapies is a FREE, confidential NHS service to help you.

Telephone: 020 3228 4040
Email: croydoniapt@slam.nhs.uk
Website: search ‘Croydon talking therapies’


Ment4 offers one-to-one specialist mentoring for 12 to 17 year olds in Croydon and helps them achieve their goals.

Website: www.ment4.org

Off the Record

Off the record youth counselling provides free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area.

Tel:020 8251 0251
Email: croydon@talkofftherecord.org
Website: www.talkofftherecord.org

Croydon young people are making positive choices. See their stories here.

Young Croydoners share their ambitions in this short film. See our YouTube playlist