BBC TEACH: Time to talk about… mental wellbeing, with Wes Nelson
Wes talks about his own experiences of feeling anxiety and isolation and not being able to talk to anyone, especially when under pressure to do well. Once he took the difficult step to open up to his friends he found that they also had their own struggles and he wishes he had talked to them before instead of struggling alone. He now has a range of techniques that help him when he feels anxious.
Alex, the expert from Childline gives practical suggestions to help manage anxiety and improve wellbeing, which include the following steps:
- Take time to do something that you love
- Take a break from screens
- Breathing exercises might help you to focus on the moment
The reconstructions are based on real calls from Childline service users, but are not necessarily direct quotes. All names and potentially identifying details have been changed to protect the identity of the child or young person involved.