From in the workplace to a hectic family life, stress is an issue that affects many of us around Britain. National Stress Awareness Day brings much needed exposure on how important it is to address stress as a serious problem that can be hugely detrimental to our physical and mental well-being, and aims to start the conversation about the many things we can do to help reduce it within our lives.
We asked Roz, one of BYHP’s Counselling and Family Mediation team, to explain how stress can impact the lives of the young people we work with:
“Many of the families that we work with at BYHP experience high levels of stress. The pressures on families and young people are much greater than they used to be. Schools and the work places have become more competitive and most of the young people we work with have struggled in school and come out with few if any qualifications. This results in it becoming far more difficult for them to find suitable training, apprenticeships or work and in turn places more pressure on families. In addition, most of the young people who access our services are suffering from mental health problems like depression and anxiety and this can also make family life challenging.
At BYHP we run our training programme Unlocking Potential where the emphasis is on nurturing and raising the self-esteem and confidence of each young person. We offer mediation to families when relationships are breaking down and there is a risk of homelessness and we offer individual counselling to young people who are finding it difficult to cope with life’s stresses. We also have a Housing Advisor who can support young people when they are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”
If you feel you or someone you know could benefit from a trained counsellor or mediator’s help, please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
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