Announcements, blog and guest blogs for Respect Yourself, the guidance site for young people to help make good decisions in life. Click the title for the full article.
Girl with teddy bear by Rebecca Osborne
by Andrew Lord
Evidence has shown that sexual abuse is pervasive and widespread, and as a legal representative for many survivors my own caseload leads me to believe that we should assume sexual abuse takes place in every corner of our society. I write this blog as Respect Yourself has established a campaign for survivors of abuse, launching a new social media page @ry_ineedhelp, and am pleased that there will be more resources and support available for the many, many survivors out there.
Wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich
by Taz Burwaiss
Respect Yourself has asked me to write about the topic of knowing yourself, and how this relates to your career. I’m really pleased they’ve asked me to write on this topic, as it’s a hugely important topic in the world of business and marketing.
Helping a friend by Rebecca Osborne
by Joe Postings
My name is Joe. I am a 32 year old man. I decided to do a written piece for Respect Yourself because I was on their website checking out what they do and I was hooked by their aim…”helping young people develop skills, capacities and capabilities to participate in society”. Why does that mean so much to me?
Self-care hedgehog by chibird
by the Jumo Health Team
As a teenager, the pressure to perform well in school, manage extracurriculars, and build up an attractive college or university resume can be immense.
Little desktop nest image by Pamjpat
by Hannah Brown
Happy Easter, Happy Holidays or simply Happy Weekend! School is out, the half term is here and for most people the Bank Holidays provides a very welcome break from the daily grind. You wouldn’t think it, or perhaps you do, but holidays and festive periods can cause discomfort and anguish for some people.
Ross Trowbridge: Project I Am Not Ashamed
by Ross Trowbridge.
My name is Ross Trowbridge. I have Borderline Personality Disorder and I am not ashamed. First off, I want to preface my article by saying that I once was. I have an emotional intensity disorder that causes instability in moods, impulsive decisions, inability to maintain interpersonal relationships, and more. But I haven’t always had this diagnosis.
Mental health, stigma image by geralt
by mental health nurse Ashley Peterson.
Sometimes the things that are most important in life are the most difficult to talk about, especially when it comes to mental health. Yet all silence does is make the hard stuff even harder. The more we talk about mental health the easier it gets, and that’s how change can start to happen.
Bully by Sergejs Babikovs
by mental health campaigner and Respect Yourself ambassador Kiana James.
It’s amazing how many people have the same name as us, but would you like the name “bully”? A bully is not a nice name, but so many people are called bullies because they are bullies. Never do anything to get the name bully because it’s wrong and it is not something to be proud of. So many people are sad, afraid and feeling alone because of being bullied, and lots of people all over the world are being bullied – not just children but adults too, and they need to be saved.
Dirty hair by Lucia Sanchez
by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.
Do you feel quite ‘blue’ during the autumn and winter? Or experience other things like:
- wanting to curl up and hibernate
- craving comfort foods
- craving sweets
- feeling less energetic
- finding it hard to sleep
- or want to nap all day?
- you might crave cuddles or feel withdrawn from others
- feeling a bit anxious even though you’re not under any more pressure than usual
…plus a number of other possible symptoms.
Last year, eBay held a competition with a top prize of £7,000 for the winning charity. This year eBay are holding the competition again throughout October.
Respect Yourself has basic national running costs of around £2,000 a year, but no regular income other than member donations, so a prize would be a huge boost to the funds. Achieving one of the Top 3 spots will award us a prize. (more…)