• During adolescence the brain is still developing; this is a time at which we are hyper-sensitive to our social relationships and might struggle to manage our emotions

  • Counsellor Natasha Wellfare explores why the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions may be a particularly challenging time for teenagers

  • You can find therapists and counsellors who work with teenagers on our directory – find yours here

Contact Natasha here

Further reading

The benefits of therapy for young people: telling your story

Trying too hard: perfectionism in teens

MeeTwo: a safe app to help teenagers

How to support a child or teen who self-harms

Expressive writing tips for young people