Looking after yourself

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We have lots of useful advice and support on issues that could affect young people in North Lincolnshire.

Losing someone important to you is one of the hardest things to experience in life and if you are young bereavement can be even more difficult. But support and advice is available to help you get through it.

Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. Find out what bullying is, the different kinds of bullying, how to protect yourself and where to find help.

  • North Lincolnshire Council – general information and contacts
  • ChildLine – bullying pages – information and help on bullying
  • Gov.uk   – information on different types of bullying and where to get help
  • NHS Choices – examples of cyber bullying, how to respond to it and how to avoid it
  • Child Line – get advice on how to stop cyber bullying
  • Cyber Mentors – run by young people for young people – if you’re being cyber bullied or bullied in any other way you can log on to the site and chat to a cyber mentor. He or she will help you work out what to do next.
  • Bullying UK – advice and articles on different types of bullying

Children and young people’s counselling is for any young person who is having problems. These may include depression and mental health problems or issues with parents or people at school. Visit the Relate website to find out how counselling can benefit you. Mind have a number of resources available aimed at young people along with stories of how other young people have coped.

Nobody, whatever their age should be a victim of domestic abuse. If you are in a relationship and you feel unhappy about or frightened by the way your partner treats you, you don’t have to put up with it. There are a number of places you can go to who offer support and advice if you think you are being abused.

Exams can be a challenging time. Find out how you can beat exam stress and ensure you get the best possible results. Message boards are great place to share tips, exam advice and any worries you might have.

There are lots of ways to improve your fitness – join a gym or even a local sports team, this is a great way to spend your spare time and keep fit as well as meeting lots of new people. Find out the benefits of keeping fit and read the guideline on how much activity you should be doing for your age to keep healthy.

See our Children’s Multi Agency Resilience and Safeguarding arrangements for information on how to keep yourself and others safe.