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You Matter

Coronavirus has taken a toll on everyone. But none more so than you. 

The uncertainty and isolation has caused widespread depression and anxiety. 

Know that you are not alone. 

And importantly talk to someone about your feelings. 

Everything in the previous pages will help you with your mental health, but here's some helpful specific extra resources:

Sleep

We know it's hard to not stay up late, and a good night sleep often seems like a distant dream. 

But we are wakening up to it's importance.

There's loads of research on the topic now, but it's all pretty dry stuff. So check out this new Netflix Series: Headspace Guide to Sleep. Here's the trailer. 

Eating Disorders

Over a lifetime 8.4% of women and 2.2% of men will suffer from an eating disorder. And the most common age is 15-19. 

Eating disorders can present in many ways; including not eating, inducing vomiting, excessively exercising and binge eating. 

You may struggle with food, or more likely than not will know someone that does. 

One of the most important things we can do is to talk about it. 

The video talks about binge eating but is relevant to all eating disorders. 

Beat is an eating disorder charity with resources and information if you want to know more:

Sexuality

Sexuality is the way we describe our sexual, emotional and physical attractions towards another person. 

And it can have a profound impact on our mental health and wellbeing. You may feel different, like you don't fit in, prejudiced or bullied. Remember you are not alone, almost 5% of 16-24 year olds identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual. 

Young Minds has a loads more helpful information, find out more here:

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