building positive relationships
Change can be a complex thing to deal with particularly when a young person is faced with uncertainty, additional learning needs or when the transition period is not carefully managed. Young people may experience a range of emotions including feeling demotivated, withdrawn, loss of confidence, having difficulties expressing their feelings or inability to cope This can have an enormous impact on their behaviour, physical and physiological health.
This may also translate into poor social skills, patterns of unhealthy relationships, poor academic performance, low self-esteem, premature sexual activities, violence, depression and poor mental and physical health issues. Young people who feel supported through these stages of their lives are more likely to experience positive outcomes and healthy relationships with better life chances.
At ReflecTeen we aim to support young people of school age during any transition stages, providing the opportunity to experience a seamless transition and develop their resilience whether they are changing schools, leaving primary school to secondary school or further education. We also provide transitional support for young people in care or changing foster care placement and care settings.