teen mental health

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#Raise The Volume: It's All In My Head

Mental health starts in the head but that’s not the whole story. It affects our whole body, from the tips of our fingers to our little toes. Anxiety was the dark horse that no one…

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#RaiseTheVolume: Lost at School

At this school, I feel lost. I feel stuck in a whirlwind and I just cannot get out. It’s the same thing every day: “Pull your skirt down” “Take your eyebrows off” “You are letting…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Fairy Tale' chosen by Roy Fears

I have chosen this fairy tale as it really speaks to us all during our teenage years. We invest so much time, money, effort and feelings on ‘fitting in’ and ‘finding our tribe’. I wonder…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Poem' chosen by Roy Fears

This is my favourite poem of all time! I think we can all see ourselves as the ‘voice’ of the poem and maybe even the people who call. For me it represents the feelings of…

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#Raise The Volume: 'A Myth' chosen by Roy Fears

As we grow up and develop our own tastes, opinions, friendship groups, style and even politics it is natural to want to see ourselves the separate from our parents. This is perfectly natural and necessary…

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#Raise The Volume: Timewasters? The Lost Generation

So picture this: you’re lying on a hospital gurney – cold, scared and confused. You look around, desperately trying to decipher what you can, as the memories slowly start to trickle back. The ceiling lights…

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RaiseTheVolume: One Way Traffic

‘One Way Traffic’ is written by Beth-Anne Logan about the courageous and heart wrenching decision to let go of the toxic relationship with her mother. Beth-Anne is 19 and passionate about evoking positive change for…

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#Raise The Volume: The Journey chosen by Kim Lockyer

 Here is a beautiful and powerful poem I think captures the teenagers struggle to separate from troubled parents and find our own path. The Journey by Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you…

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#Raise The Volume: An-other's Mind

An-other’s Mind  (an experience of a therapeutic relationship) We sit, once a week, angled slightly away from each other We are three feet apart, yet between us swashes a sea-swirled ravine My jagged-edged island and…

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#RaiseTheVolume: The Scars Of Your Past

The Scars Of Your Past is written by Beth-Anne Logan. Beth-Anne is 19 and passionate about evoking positive change for young people. She is board member for ‘Children’s Hearings Scotland’ and is currently studying social…

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