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Teenage years can be an exciting but challenging time for both young people and parents. Peer pressure, exams, body changes and puberty, sexuality and identity, the process of adolescence can be a stressful time for families. Young people still need love and support from parents, even if they also want more freedom and independence. Getting the right information and advice can help parents and young people make sense of a pivotal but confusing time in their lives.

Just Youth is a website designed by young people for young people and includes information about activities such as youth clubs, as well as other support services that young people may need. 

Useful advice and information

Being a teenager

The teenage years are a confusing time when behaviour can become challenging and life for the whole family can feel un-balanced and stressful. As a young person you are coping with body changes and body image, school, exams, peer pressure, sexuality and identity. Physically and More…

Children and Young People Mental Health and Wellbeing

Not only do mental health problems greatly impact the emotional and physical wellbeing of a child, but they can also affect the whole family – parents, siblings, grandparents – those who most want to help and actually may not know exactly how to. It can More…

Bullying

Bullying and cyberbullying can happen to anyone. Name calling, hitting, pushing, spreading rumours, threatening or undermining someone is not okay, whether it happens at school, at home or online. The effects of bullying can be prolonged and can affect someone's emotional and mental wellbeing. If More…

Sexuality

Sexuality has to do with the way you identify, how you experience sexual and romantic attraction (if you do), and your interest in and preferences around sexual and romantic relationships and behavior. Sexuality and sexual orientation is about who someone feels physically and emotionally attracted More…

Parenting guide to online and digital safety

Kids are spending more and more time online, so as parents you need advice to help keep them safe. You may feel out of touch with Snapchat and Instagram. Do you know who they are chatting to online, what they are uploading, who they are More…