Just as your body can become unwell, your mind can become unwell too. And just like with physical illnesses, treatment and support is available.
National Studies suggest that in the UK, about 1 in 10 of all young people may experience a mental health problem or disorder. These studies also emphasise that it is important to get help early, conditions are treatable and getting the help early can prevent problems getting more serious.
There are many types of mental health issues, you can find out more about each of these, how to cope with your feelings and where to get support at Young Minds.
To find out more about the support services available both in Essex and nationally please visit the Help and Support page.