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Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

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Advocacy and complaints - help for Care Leavers

An advocate is someone who will listen to you and discuss any concerns you may have and will work with you to find ways to tackle them by helping you to talk to the right people. They can help you find the right words to…

Bullying

Bullying can happen in all sorts of situations and it can take various forms and cause emotional or physical harm or both. It can happen at any age. Bullying can include: being called names or having untrue things said about you being ignored, threatened, physically hurt or intimidated having…

Eating Disorders

Our appetites may change at different times in our life. Some people eat a lot or eat anything, others are more particular. Most of us have tried different diets at some time in our lives, whether to slim a little, put on some weight, or…

Housing for Care Leavers

As part of your preparation for adult life, you will be supported by your Personal Advisor and or the leaving care housing officer to complete a Social Housing Application and / or to secure private rented accommodation in line with your wishes and your Pathway…

I think I'm depressed

Most young people feel sad, lonely or down at times. This is part of the normal ups and downs of life. But some young people feel low for long periods of time, which may affect their everyday lives and their ability to do what they always do.…

I'm feeling stressed or anxious

Feeling stressed about exams or school work? Things happening at home making you feel anxious? From time to time, everyone feels worried, stressed or anxious – these feelings are normal reactions to challenging events in our lives. However, if it gets out of control it…

I'm thinking about suicide

Thinking about suicide means that you are thinking about taking your own life, or having thoughts like ‘people would be better off without me’, or ‘I don’t see the point of living anymore’. Thinking about suicide is dangerous and a sign that you urgently need…

I'm unhappy about myself or my body

Too short?  Too tall?  Nose too big?  Don’t feel attractive or likeable? Body image or self-esteem issues are very common; most young people will go through times when they feel unhappy with their looks or themselves as a person. How's your self-esteem?  Take a quiz.

Is my anger out of control?

Does a rude comment make you punch someone in the face? Does a bad grade make you lash out at your teacher? Does missing the bus make you break things? Feeling angry can range from feeling mildly irritated to feeling intense rage. Everyone gets angry…
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