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Mental Health

About 1 in 4 people experience some sort of mental health problem at some point in their life

It’s important to look after our mental health as much as our physical health as it affects how we think amd feel about ourselves and the world around us, and how we act and respond to changes and events in our lives. At Step Forward we have a friendly, professional team who can help you get the support you need to improve your mental health.

We all experience ups and down and may feel low, sad, worried, and anxious, pressured or stressed from time to time. These could be caused by things such as exams, problems with families and friends, money worries, concerns about how we look or worrying about our futures.

Sometimes our mental health problems can feel overwhelming and can start to affect our everyday life. It might make you feel numb, unable to cope, disconnected from family and friends, less hopeful about your future or can stop you doing the things you want to do.

There are many different types of mental health problems that are common to young people such as: Anxiety; Depression; Eating Disorders; Self-harm; Bipolar Disorder and you can out more about them here.

If you ever have any difficulties with your mental health it is nothing to be ashamed of. Finding ways to look after yourself and getting the support you might need may help you feel better and can help stop things from getting worse for you.

If you or someone you know are struggling with any mental health issues then you do not need to cope alone. At Step Forward we can help you to find the support that is right for you. No matter what is on your mind you can talk to us.

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