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Coping with
common issues

Feelings change from day to day for most people. Sometimes though, you might decide that you need some help with what's going on in your head. Choose from the common issues below for information and tips on where to go for more help.

During the coronavirus outbreak things might seem even harder than usual. Read more on our homepage about how to look after your wellbeing during this time.

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Help surviving the lockdown

Resources you might find helpful during the coronavirus outbreak – hand picked by young people in Leeds.

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Has someone close to you died?

There’s no right or wrong way to feel when someone you care about dies, but there might be people who can help with how you’re feeling.

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Feel like hurting yourself?

There are different types of self-harm, often used to control feelings or situations. Find out how to get help.

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Feeling really stressed or worried?

Anxiety happens when your body starts reacting to a stressful situation or a worry in your mind. Managing this is the key.

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Panic and panic attacks

Panic is a word that’s used a lot, but what does it mean? And what’s the difference between just ‘panic’ and a panic attack?

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Are you looking after someone else?

Being a young carer can be tough. Find out where to go for help and support.

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Do you feel very low or extremely sad?

When feelings of sadness or depression last for days or weeks at a time it could be time to get some support.

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Feeling angry

For tips and advice on dealing with anger and details on who you can contact if you need further support. 

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Worried about an eating disorder?

Eating disorders are not just about food – they can be a way of coping or feeling in control. The earlier you get help the better.

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Self image

Do you worry about how you look? Find out how to work towards positive self image.

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Feeling different?

Feeling like you don’t fit in can make you feel lonely and worry that it won’t change. Find information, help and support.

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Worried about bullying?

Bullying can come in all different forms, and can make you feel isolated and even angry. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Drugs and alcohol

Is your alcohol or drug use a problem? Straight advice and information.

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Independent living

It’s important to be mentally AND physically healthy as you get older. Find out more about staying strong and living independently.

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