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.

Read more about the article App feedback request
Respect Yourself smartphone app screenshot

App feedback request

We’d like to know what you think about our smartphone app available for iOS and Android – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Please get in touch either through our socials or from the Contact page. We’d like to know what works for you, what doesn’t, and what you want to see improved.

(more…)

Comments Off on App feedback request
Read more about the article Conforming to labels
do you believe in labels? by ashley rose

Conforming to labels

by Elizabeth @ TeenagersWithExperience

Many labels exist in our world. They can range from the clubs we are a part of to the gender and sexuality we identify with. Some people may choose to conform to labels, others do not. Whilst there are some negative affiliations to do with labels and the stereotype they might bring, giving yourself labels could be a positive thing.

(more…)

Comments Off on Conforming to labels
Read more about the article The Key to Success in School? Don’t Give Up!!
AnnMarie Thomas - Upper School by Friends' Central School

The Key to Success in School? Don’t Give Up!!

by Principal Brad Weinstein.

Picture this… The teacher is doing a lesson on something new and you are sitting there wondering if your classmates are also a little confused. Of course, you assume that you are one of the only ones who doesn’t get it, so you don’t raise your hand to avoid embarrassing yourself. What you don’t realize, however, is that many of your classmates are feeling exactly like you…confused, overwhelmed, and a little frustrated.

(more…)

Comments Off on The Key to Success in School? Don’t Give Up!!
Read more about the article Outstanding opportunity for Norfolk’s young people
Growing seed by @rebeccavosborne

Outstanding opportunity for Norfolk’s young people

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Kearns Foundation in 2017, the trustees have secured government funding to support 10 young people with leadership, teambuilding and project management skills, and to support them to make a fundamental change within their local community in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

(more…)

Comments Off on Outstanding opportunity for Norfolk’s young people
Read more about the article Do You Wear Any Labels?
Cheap sneaker, labelled sneaker image by markusspiske

Do You Wear Any Labels?

by Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Deborah Spratling.

I wonder what was the first thing you thought after asking yourself that question? Labels today come in many forms. In society, labels on clothing and footwear can say a lot about you. They can tell someone the type of music you like, the type of activities you like doing or the places you have been and are a way to start a conversation about shared interests. Or these labels may mean you are judged by another person in a negative way and they could take a dislike to you because you do not fit in with their group of friends or ‘tribe’.

(more…)

Comments Off on Do You Wear Any Labels?
Read more about the article Tips To Cope When Your Parents Breakup before Christmas
Argument and separation image by Tumisu

Tips To Cope When Your Parents Breakup before Christmas

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

It’s that time of year when everyone’s supposed to be excited and happy. But when 40% of marriages end in divorce – and an even higher proportion of cohabiting couples break up – it’s far from happy for lots of teens and children.

If your parents have gone through this in recent months, you might be feeling anything from angry to broken-up about it.

(more…)

Comments Off on Tips To Cope When Your Parents Breakup before Christmas
Read more about the article Tips To Make Being Online a Happy – Not an Unhappy – Experience!
Pro Juventute - Stopp Cyber-Mobbing Kampagne © Pro Juventute_05 by Pro Juventute

Tips To Make Being Online a Happy – Not an Unhappy – Experience!

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

Your life online can be fun and adventurous. A place to hang out with friends, make new ones, discover new things, find out about your fave bands or stuff to do.

But it’s a sad fact that not everyone online has good intentions. You might’ve seen others being bullied, stalked and/or harassed online. Until it’s happened to you it’s hard to understand how devastating it can be.

And if it does happen to you, it’s important to know how to get help.

(more…)

Comments Off on Tips To Make Being Online a Happy – Not an Unhappy – Experience!
Read more about the article How I am Getting through Depression at Medical School
057/365 by Amy Messere

How I am Getting through Depression at Medical School

by Medical Student thedepressedmedicalstudent.

When I was approached by Respect Yourself to make a blog post, two feelings floated through my mind. The first was gratitude at being asked to contribute to a charity with such a worthwhile cause. The second was confusion at what I should write. What, I thought, would be a good topic to try to help as many people as possible?

(more…)

Comments Off on How I am Getting through Depression at Medical School
Read more about the article Step by step we’re breaking the bonds of mental health stigma
Girls talking image by Pezibear

Step by step we’re breaking the bonds of mental health stigma

by Inpatient Care Project Manager, Nic Higham.

While mental health issues are gaining more awareness than ever, and the knowledge they affect many of us is gradually becoming commonplace, there are still some pervasive stigmas that make it hard for young people to ask for help. If they think they may be experiencing something to do with mental health, they may be scared to say anything for fear of bullying or abuse from peers.

(more…)

Comments Off on Step by step we’re breaking the bonds of mental health stigma