For schools, workers in the community and youth workersWhen to check in with a young person about their mental health
Sometimes, you might feel you need to have perfect timing to check in with a young person about how they're feeling. But any time can be a good time. Our resource has suggestions of when you can speak to them about their mental health.
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Advice and information on when to check in with a young person about their mental health.
When is a good time to check in with a young person?
Sometimes, it can feel difficult to know when to check in with a young person about how they are feeling. You might feel like you need to get the timing "perfect" but any time can be a good time. Here, we suggest some times when it might be good to check in.
Remember, before checking in with a young person, check in with yourself - are you ready to have this conversation?
More resources for supporting young people
There are certain times when a young person may need specific support. For example, during periods of stress and change. Take a look at some of our other resources for specific advice than can help you to support young people during these times.
Whether you work at a youth club, coach a sports team, or run extra-curricular activities outside of school, we know the positive and crucial role you play in the lives of young people but understand you may often feel under-equipped to support them.
We have lots of new information, tips, and advice to help you feel prepared to support young people in your community.
Whether you love the page or think something is missing, we appreciate your feedback. It all helps us to support more young people with their mental health.
Please be aware that this form isn’t a mental health support service. If you or a young person you work with is in crisis right now and wants to talk to someone urgently, find out who to contact on oururgent help page.
For more on communicating with young people and understanding their behaviour to support their mental health, take a look at some of our other resources.