What's normal, what's not?
As children develop into teenagers and teenagers into young adults, it’s sometimes difficult to decide what’s normal behaviour and what’s not.
These are some of the issues or developing behaviours where young people may need some professional additional one-to-one support:
High risk behaviours.
|High risk behaviours which may seriously affect their long term physical and mental health- drug and alcohol misuse, eating disorders, inappropriate sexual activity.|
Depression and anxiety.
|Frequent sadness and tearfulness, lack of interest or inability to enjoy activities, feelings of hopelessness, becoming isolated from friends and family, increased irritability, anger or hostility, lack of interest in personal care, poor concentration, changes to sleeping or eating habits, self harm, or suicidal thoughts.|
|Bullying or being bullied, physical or emotional abuse, excessive dependence on a peer/ adult, frequent absences from school, or not doing well at school, relationships becoming difficult with parents or siblings at home, parents divorcing or re-marrying, bereavement within the family or a close friend.|
Here at the Porch Project we are now able to offer and deliver an INCREDIBLE programme to our young people.
Please join us on Thursday 26th July 2018 at 7pm at our offices, 28a High Street, Hadleigh.
Many thanks to Hadleigh Hair Lounge for hosting the sixth session of our Horizons programme.
A big thank you to the ladies at Jim Lawrence who raised £134 for the Project.