DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

News - young people

Generic news relating to young people

Generic news relating to young people

24.8.2017 - Bullying: face-to-face more common than cyberbullying

Cyberbullying alone doesn’t seem to be as big an issue amongst teenagers as people may think. However, as much as 30% of 15 year olds in the UK said they’d been bullied in some form at least twice a month in the previous two ...more

5.5.2016 - 'Actvity labels' on food and drinks

Suggestion that food and drinks should be labelled to tell us how much exercise we need to do in order to burn off the calories in what we consume ...more

24.2.2016 - Adverts for e-cigarettes and their impact on teenagers´ attitudes

Although e-cigarettes may be helpful for people who want to stop smoking, there is a worry that they might increase the appeal for teenagers to start smoking, both e-cigarettes and real tobacco cigarettes. ...more

28.1.2016 - Young Carers Awareness day

Thursday 28th January is Young Carers Awareness Day and is a national day in recognition of the care and support provided by young carers. Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who provide unpaid care to ...more

31.1.2014 - Smoking ban in cars carrying children

Should there be a law preventing people from smoking in cars that are carrying children or should it be up to parents and other adults to decide what they want to do? What do you think? ...more

3.1.2014 - Worrying effects of long-term unemployment on young people

A study carried out for the Prince’s Trust charity uncovered that unemployment causes long-lasting mental health problems among young people between the ages of 16 and 25 ...more

2.12.2013 - Cigarette packaging — does it matter?

Would plain packaging of cigarettes make it less appealing for young people to start smoking? ...more