Growing Pains

Adapting to university life can be challenging for some, especially if you are living away from home for the first time. Here are seven life skills or things worth knowing about before (or soon after) you move.
Being able to think and speak positively about yourself is not the same as boasting; mastering how to do this may just change your life for the better.
Pursuing excellence can keep you motivated and hard-working, yet putting too much pressure can lead to stress and anxiety.
While it's natural to have worries, if they start causing problems in our everyday lives, it may be time to tackle them head on.
Self-acceptance and developing a positive identity can be tricky, especially for LGBT teens; however, there is support out there
There are many forms of self-harming behaviours, all of which might feel helpful at the time if you're in distress; however these behaviours are not the safest coping techniques. There are other, less dangerous ways to address your problems.
Not everyone appreciates that these invisible, emotional injuries need to recover, just like their physical counterparts do.
Being assertive is not about being aggressive or pushy. Rather, it is a way to express your views clearly and allow your opinions to be heard while respecting others' opinions and beliefs
In a city where young people are under so much pressure which can lead to mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety, it's important to know how to keep each other safe