Imagine life without people judging you on every move? Constantly thinking of what people think of you, waking up worrying about negative messages on your phone. An online profile with a few pictures with a few dislikes and horrible comments. Surely the current generation would like to live in the moment rather than take images just for social media to build a higher status among a friend group all for show.

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 teenagers. They include depression, anxiety, and conduct disorders, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. However, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop a resilient attitude with whatever life throws at them and grow into a well-rounded, healthy adult.

Moreover, there are many ways of tackling this issue such as being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise, having time to relax and the freedom to play games to take a break. Depression affects more children and young people today than in the last few decades, but it is still more common in adults. Teenagers are more likely to experience depression than young children. Self-harm is a very common problem among young people. Some people find it helps them manage intense emotional pain if they harm themselves, through cutting or burning, for example. They may not wish to take their own life. They are many organizations that can help young people like ChildLine and young minds by being on the phone line for as long as they need it.