By Daisy Edwards, Student Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
The Young People’s Groups at CFF provide lots of psychoeducation for the young people and most importantly, it helps them feel less alone! The majority of the young people who attend the groups have anxiety around school.
Some examples of what the young people have said are:
Young people have to learn quickly how to take responsibility and become independent once they start secondary school. Some find the school experience difficult and we can easily forget that the school environment is not as straight forward for everyone.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the young person is showing ‘typical’ teenager behaviour or if they are struggling with their mental health. When parents attend the parenting groups with us they also say how reassuring it is to know that their child is not the only one having difficulties at school. We help parents recognise what is ‘typical’ teenage behave and if their child is in fact struggling with their mental health. The Young People's groups provide knowledge and skills for young people to be able to understand their own mental health and skills that they can use in school and take into adulthood.
If school is causing anxiety we can help - take a look at our list of groups for the next dates available.