Emotional Wellbeing


Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried or afraid. We may experience anxiety about events that we can’t control or predict. Anxiety is a natural human response, that can be experienced through our feelings, thoughts and physical sensations.

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Whether your anger is related to something happening now or in the past, losing control and expressing that anger can make you do things that you will regret later. It is important not only to understand what causes your anger but also how to limit the chances of it damaging either your own life or of those around you.

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If you’re being bullied, whether it’s online or at school, it can be really difficult and leave you feeling hurt, stressed, and often cases scared. If somebody physically hurts you, or verbally abuses you, that’s bullying. Ignoring bullying won’t make it go away. You need to tell someone about what is happening.

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It can be extremely difficult when you lose someone or something important to you. Whether you’ve lost a family member, a friend, a pet, or any other significant person in your life, you may feel a whole range of emotions.

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Eating Disorders

Everyone eats in different ways. You might eat loads one day, be less hungry another day, or go through phases of wanting to eat more or less healthily. That’s completely normal. But sometimes the way we feel about food and eating can become a problem.

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Exam Stress

It’s normal to feel a bit worried about exams, especially if you’re under pressure from school or family. Exam stress can cause you to feel anxious or depressed, and this might affect your sleeping or eating habits.

If you recognise any of these feelings, or are worried that exam pressure is taking over your life, you are not alone.

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Self Harm

Things can happen in life that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, angry and hurt. Instead of finding ways to express those feelings to the world, we might start to take this pain and anger out on ourselves.

It’s really important to keep yourself as safe as possible and reduce your risk of serious self-injury. Even though you want to stop self-harming, you might not feel able to stop straight away. Sometimes it can take time to find new ways to cope, and that’s normal.

There are lots of things you can do in the moment to discourage the urge to self-harm, like:

  • Holding an ice cube
  • Tear up paper
  • Intense exercise
  • Tensing and relaxing your muscles
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