Everyone gets sad or lonely sometimes but for some people this feeling lasts longer than they want it to. Some people get angry and don’t know how to control the feelings they have. Feelings and different moods are normal. Lots of young people have moods that change all the time which can be stressful and confusing for you - and for those around you.
There are lots of people that can help you if you are struggling with feelings you have. Parents and carers can be really supportive, and telling someone close to you about how you’re feeling can help you see you’re not on your own. If you don’t want to talk to your parents about it, School staff can help you or name other people you can speak to.
Sometimes children and young people are referred to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). The title sounds scary - but actually CAMHS work with young people with a whole range of emotional needs from worries to eating problems. For more information about CAMHS in East Sussex go to there website.
School Nurses see lots of children and young people to talk about their feelings and problems. They see people in a quiet room at school, away from other children. They don’t tell anybody, including your parents about the things you tell them. They only tell other people if you’re in danger or someone else is.
If you would like to talk about your feelings or problems contact your School Nurse or ask your teacher to contact us for you.