11-09-2021 05:28 PM - edited 11-09-2021 05:39 PM
Have you ever wondered what is going on in your teen's head, but known that they may not be ready to open up to you just yet? Or have something you're really curious to hear a young person's perspective on- but know that it's not the right time to have that conversation with your own child?
As a parent myself, I've definitely found myself in this situation - especially now that my oldest child is coming up to the teen years, and isn't necessarily wanting to open up to me about everything!
We are incredibly lucky at ReachOut to have a team of dedicated, passionate and generous young people who volunteer on our ReachOut Online Community, which is for young people aged 14-25. They provide peer support to the young people who visit the community, share their own lived experience and mental health journeys, and help young people feel supported and connected.
They've generously offered to answer any questions that parents and carers may have - so if you've ever wanted to hear from a young person, please feel free to add your question in our form below!
No question is too big or too small - anything from friendships, social media, and relationships, to school stress, mental health, and worries about the future. We would love to hear from you!
All questions will be responded to by our Online Community Volunteers- please make sure that you don't include any identifying information, and it's fine to submit questions anonymously.
We will aim to have our first response published by the end of November, and will post responses regularly.
11-09-2021 05:47 PM
It looks like you’re visiting us from a country other than Australia.
We are an Australian service and think you’d benefit more from looking up a similar service in your country.
You are welcome to look around the forums, but please don’t make an account or post, as we can’t offer you the help you may need.
Before you go ahead and post, you should know that we remove non-Australian accounts – not because we don’t want to help or connect with you, but because we may not be able to provide you with the service that you require.