Everyone eats differently, but if the way you eat is taking over your life, then you could have an eating problem.
All kinds of things can cause eating problems or disorders. You might develop an eating problem when things don’t feel right in other parts of your life, especially if you’re feeling worried, stressed or feeling out of control. Images we see online and in the media can add to the feeling that we have to look a certain way, or be a certain weight which not healthy for our body.
If you're worried about your eating:
You're not alone.
A healthy relationship
In a healthy relationship you should:
An unhealthy relationship
You are in an unhealthy relationship if the following occurs within that relationship:
Consent means agreeing to so something. When it comes to sex, this means someone agreeing to take part in a sexual activity.
It is very important that teenagers understand that both people in a sexual relationship must agree to it and can change their mind and withdraw at any time if they want to stop.
You need to understand that consent is not just about saying 'yes' or ‘no’; many of the signs that a person is uncomfortable with something are non-verbal and it is important that teenagers look out for these signs:
If someone is drunk, drugged, un-conscious, or has been threatened or bullied then they cannot consent to sexual contact or activity, and sex without consent is rape. A Consent video can be seen on Youtube.
If someone forces you to do something you do not want to do of a sexual nature, it is never your fault and it is not OK. You should speak to someone you trust if this has happened to you, so you can get help and support.
The age of sexual consent in the UK is 16, so sex with any boy or girl under 16 is unlawful whether or not both people have given their consent. A child under the age of 13 cannot consent to sex.
Self-harm can be really hard to understand but it is a lot more common than some people think. Between one in 12 and 1 in 15 people self-harm.
Self-harm is when you hurt yourself on purpose. You usually do it because something else feels wrong. It seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Many young people who self-harm do so privately away from other people and do not want to talk to other people about it, sometimes for fear of how people will react, thinking that they might not understand.
If you can talk to someone, this may help how you are feeling.
Self harming is a sign that you are trying to cope with very difficult feelings, and probably need some help. Self-injury can also lead to infection, permanent damage and even accidental death. Talk to someone, your parents, grandparents, auntie/uncle or other relative, a friend, a parents' friend, a brother or sister, a mentor or the school nurse, a teacher or youth worker.
If you don’t feel like you can confide in anyone, then go and talk to your GP and seek medical help.
Your GP may refer you to Healthy Young Minds, visit their website for help and support.
Nearly everyone has times when they feel very down and can’t see a way out, but for a few these feelings are so deep and intense they may lead to attempts to end their life. What’s important for you to know is that there are lots of ways of dealing with this feeling and overcoming it. It’s possible to come out the other side and feel okay again.
Here are some warning signs of suicidal feelings:
Tell someone! Talk to someone!
If you're in distress and need support, you can ring Samaritans for free at any time of the day or night.
The death of someone you care about can be very difficult. You can also be upset about the death of an animal or pet. This can hurt as much as a relative or friend dying.
When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope, you can find support.
Here's some ideas that might help you with your grief:
To help keep you and your property safe and secure, try to follow these basic guidelines:
When it is safe to cross, walk straight across the road. Do not walk diagonally. Keep looking and listening for traffic while you cross.
Here are some handy hints on how you and your family can stay safe from fire: