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Introduction to adolescent mental health
Introduction to adolescent mental health

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5 Summary of Session 6

The main learning points of this session are:

  • Active listening provides opportunities to engage with young people and provide time and space for them to share their feelings. This involves stopping what you are doing, listening without interrupting and trying not to judge a young person or trying to fix them.

  • Rather than trying to solve a young person’s distress it is important that they learn and are supported in developing life skills in self-soothing and the ability to calm themselves.

  • A healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet, regular exercise and plenty of sleep supports young people’s mental health.

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