Young people in Orange will start or return to secondary school this week, a period which headspace has recognised can be a time of increased stress and anxiety.
Headspace engagement coordinator Sharna Lord said in a statement that being a high school student can be hard for some.
“Some young people may find it difficult to navigate the pressures of school work, extra-curricular demands, grades and friendship issues,” Ms Lord said. “Throw into the mix other social concerns like bullying and peer pressure, and it’s understandable why it can be a tough time.”
Ms Lord said headspace Orange host workshops to equip young people with skills to help them maintain a healthy mind.
“We have programs that teach mindfulness and anger management, and coping mechanisms for the early stages of anxiety and depression. Plus we have social groups like the Gaming Group, our LGBTIQA+ group and much more,” Ms Lord said.
She said young people could keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates about groups and workshops.
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