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What are the things teens get most stressed about?

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It’s really normal for teens to feel stressed about what’s going on for them. This might be about issues such as family, friends, sex or sexuality, school or identity. But there can be lots of other things that stress teens.

What’s important if you’re feeling stressed, is that you talk to someone about it to get it off your chest and get some help.

There are lots of people and places that you can get help from when you’re feeling stressed. It might be a school counsellor or wellbeing coordinator, a teacher, your parents or guardians, friends or a support service.

I’ve suggested some services below that you could contact if you’re feeling stressed and would like to talk. There are really friendly, trained people available to help who would love to talk to you and provide some support and strategies to help you manage stress.

  • You can talk to Kids Helpline via their web chat or on the phone by visiting www.kidshelpline.com.au or calling 1800 551 800. They have counsellors who will be very happy to chat with you 24 hours a day.
  • headspace are a fantastic service to talk to about getting help. Visit www.eheadspace.org.au or 1800 650 890.
  • Lifeline – www.lifeline.org.au or 13 11 14.

Relationships Australia Victoria provides counselling for children, young people and families in our centres in Melbourne and regional Victoria. These include Ballarat, Boronia, Cranbourne, Greensborough, Kew, Sunshine, Shepparton and Traralgon. You can find out more about our counselling service on the connectEDspace website here.

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