Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body. We all sometimes have trouble coping with our feelings or have things that stress us out or get us down. To help us deal with these problems it’s good to talk to other people, and if you don’t feel you can talk to friends or family there are professionals who can help.
In Brighton and Hove there are five Teen to Adult Personal Advisors (TAPAs) – trained mental health workers who specialise in working with young people aged 14 – 25. They’re based at the following locations: 67 Centre, Moulsecoomb; YAC, Blatchington Road; Young People’s Centre, Ship Street.
You can just walk into one of these centres and ask to see a TAPA, or ring to make an appointment; or you can ask your youth worker, school nurse, or other support worker to make an appointment for you.
One TAPA worker specialises in services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people in conjunction with the Allsorts organisation and one worker has a special interest in Black and minority ethnic young people.
For more info and help with emotional and mental health you can also visit the Young Minds website. Check out one of their videos below…
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