Stress

Stress in young people has become increasingly common, what with school and work pressure. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, depressed, worried or confused.

Take a look at these signs of stress so you know what to look out for in yourself and others:

  • tiredness
  • headache
  • moodiness
  • changes in appetite
  • social withdrawal
  • increased anxiety and irritability

These are only some of the symptoms – take a look at our useful links for more symptoms.

In extreme cases, such feelings may lead to mental illness or breakdown, but usually, with support from friends, family or professionals, you can come through it.

Don’t struggle on your own: get support early before the problems become too big.

If you want to talk to someone, if you are feeling worried or upset, you can always talk to Childline for free on 0800 1111.

Further advice

Exam stress

Work stress

If you want to talk to someone, if you are feeling worried or upset, you can always talk to Childline for free on 0800 1111.