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.

Relationship issues.

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.

Contact Us

Zach & Kayleigh
Youth Workers

T 07535 254031
E youthworker2@porchproject.co.uk

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