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Health and Wellbeing

How important is it for you to have a great bunch of friends, succeed in things and ultimately have a happy, fulfilling life? Achieving all this this isn’t just about relying on luck, it is about looking after yourself. In this section there are tips on how to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle and contact details of organisations who can help you out if you feel like you need a little assistance. Remember there are ups and downs for each journey and that setbacks can often help make you stronger.

Managing Your Independence

As you move towards independence it is important to recognise that with more freedom comes some responsibility. Moving in to adulthood is a big change and it’s normal and ok if you find it hard it sometimes.

What You Might be Feeling

Even if you’re looking forward to leaving school, moving out and starting new things, it’s normal to have a range of different and conflicting feelings about it. You might be feeling:
Stressed or worried, sad, pressured (from yourself or others) uncertain or confused, angry, excited, overwhelmed or weird.

While it’s ok to be feeling these things, you should always seek help if things are getting too much for you to handle on your own. The following section will give you plenty of good links and phone numbers to services that can help you with range of issues. Don’t beat yourself up if things don’t always go the way you planned, no one can control everything all the time. But by getting organised, asking for help when you need it and looking after yourself you can probably avoid a lot of problems. Becoming an independent member of society requires responsibility and planning ahead but it’s also so cool having so much freedom!