Family breakdown

Families come in all kinds of combinations but it can be an upsetting, confusing and stressful time when relationships between family members break down. If there are disagreements or arguments, this can make home life really tough which can impact on how you feel, how you cope at school/college and even whether you want to spend time with your friends.

Lots of young people worry about their parents/carers and siblings during a separation and may also worry about family finances.

What should I do if I'm struggling?

If you are struggling there are several things you can do:

  • Check out the help pages of this website for top tips on managing worry, low mood or other feelings you might be experiencing.
  • Visit the e-wellbeing website, which offers support and information for young people around emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Talk to your parents/carers, a teacher or a trusted adult know how you feel. It's important that the people in your life know if you are struggling so that they can support you. 
  • Check out the YoungMinds website as they have further information, advice and guidance on how best to cope and manage.