Early teen health and wellbeing: in a nutshell

Wellbeing in the early teen years is built on good mental health, plenty of physical activity, lots of sleep, nutritious food and positive relationships with family and friends.

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There's a strong link between the quality of parent–teenager relationships and young people’s mental health. Connect with other parents and share ideas for building relationships in our early teens forum.
 

Videos

 
Parent Story
Alcohol and other drugs
3:10 min
 
 
Parent Story
Fitness and health
2:48 min
 
 
Parent Story
Nutrition and eating well
2:46 min
 
 
Demo
Talking about teenage depression
5:49 min
 
 
Demo
Teenagers and alcohol: parents talking
3:32 min
 
 
Demo
Teenagers seeing the GP alone
3:32 min
 
 
Demo
Body image: talking with teenagers
4:26 min
 
 
Demo
Teenage body image: parents talking
4:04 min
 
 
Parent Story
Teenage mental health
5:10 min
 
 
Parent Story
GPs and teen mental health
5:00 min
 
 
Parent Story
School counsellors & mental health
5:31 min
 
 
Parent Story
Social workers & teen mental health
3:38 min
 
 
Parent Story
Psychologists & teen mental health
4:51 min
 
 
Parent Story
Psychiatrists & teen mental health
4:21 min
 
 
Parent Story
Teens with chronic conditions
7:37 min
 
 
Parent Story
Independence & chronic illness
6:02 min
 
 
Parent Story
Family & teens chronic conditions
7:38 min
 
 
Parent Story
Peer support & chronic illness
4:52 min
 
 
Info
Teen transition to adult health care
6:36 min
 
 
Info
Preparing for adult health care
5:01 min

Articles

Early Teens

12-15 years