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.|
15 year old Charlie Jacklin recently presented the PP with a cheque for £75. Over the last few months Charlie has been busy fundraising by buying and selling clothes on line.
On Friday 8th February The High Sheriff of Suffolk, George Vestey paid a visit to a Hadleigh drop-in.
At last Fridays drop-in at Hadleigh Zach ran a road safety quiz. There were winners but no losers as everyone received a set of bike lights.
Here at the Porch Project we are now able to offer and deliver an INCREDIBLE programme to our young people.