In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Ellen Townsend about young people and self-harm. They discuss the importance of listening to young people and recognising that self-harm is an expression of distress and should always be taken seriously. Professor Townsend also shares some thoughts about the effects of the global pandemic lockdown on the development and mental health of children and young people.
Dr Weston Talks with Professor Shirley Reynolds: Depression and Supporting Young People throughout the Pandemic
In this podcast, Dr Weston speaks to Professor Shirley Reynolds about depression in young people, especially in the context of COVID-19. They explore the role that parents can play in spotting symptoms of depression, understanding the disorder and supporting recovery.
Listen to Dr Weston’s thoughts on maintaining positive family mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 Crisis.
How we talk to our teens is important in shaping their responses to everyday challenges and tricky situations. Try using these phrases to encourage your teen to work through experiences they find tough and to think positively.
Read our tip sheet to discover practical things that you can do to help your teen navigate anxiety.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Michael Gradisar about sleep difficulties during adolescence. They discuss why so many teenagers have problems with their sleep, along with the most effective strategies to promote better sleep habits.
In this podcast, Dr Weston talks to Professor Tamsin Ford about her latest research, exploring how parents, teachers and young people can work together to improve young people’s mental health.
The mental health and wellbeing of our teenagers is a growing cause of concern in the UK. Here we outline the key facts that all parents should know about the issues faced by young people.
A set of rules for the whole family to agree on before your child is allowed their own phone.
This article will give you an idea of when to worry and when not to worry, and what you might say to your teen to help support them during this tricky time.