The Teenage Brain
Help the whole school community understand the challenges and strengths of the teenage brain.
This can allow appropriate support for the challenges. As well as making the most of the opportunities of this important period of brain development.
Signposting to information, and giving time for discussion when the opportunity arises, can help young people make sense of their thinking and experiences;
- Help them understand and learn strategies for emotional regulation, such as mindfulness
- Include PSHE on managing peer pressure and relationships
- Share factual information on risk-taking behaviours Give young people space to think about their choices and avoid the impulsive decision making they are predisposed to.
Help parents to understand the changes their child is experiencing too – providing information on the teenage brain.
Encourage parents to complete the free online Solihull Training available to them on JustOneNorfolk This will help them to respond sensitively to the needs of their child.
- Blame my Brain - Nicola Morgan
How Can We Help?
Just One Norfolk Access the health advice website to explore a variety of health issues. This website is consistently being reviewed and updated.
Parent Activation Measure This helps parents think about their knowledge skills and confidence in understanding and supporting their children or unborn babies.
Just One Number Call to speak to a health professional by phoning 0300 300 0123. They will be able to provide initial advice and support and guide next steps with us or signpost you to other more relevant agencies and professionals. It is available 08.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 to 13.00 on Saturdays
ChatHealth Children and Young people can access us through our text messaging service on 07480635060. They will be able to discuss any health concerns with one of our Practitioners and also be able to request an appointment if they would prefer to meet with us.
Parent Line Parents can access our services by texting our number 07520631590 . This allows them to access the advice and support from a clinician about any health issues affecting their children aged 0-19.
JustOneNorfolk Health Passport app Young people age 16-19 can download this app on apple or android phones. It provides young people age 16-19 with general health information and advice to increase health literacy. It signposts to services and promotes self care. It aims to increase resilience and wellbeing and to find out how to access health services.
Health Unlocked Parents can be signposted to this. It is a carefully monitored online community forum which allows local parents and carers to talk with each other regarding issues affecting their children. This can be accessed through our Just One Norfolk website.
Solihull Parenting Online For our Norfolk parents there is the opportunity to access this free of charge through JustOneNorfolk. It supports parents in understanding their children from 0-19 via 4 modules.
Staff working with children and families will also benefit from this – or they can book to do the two day Solihull Training provided by our service by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org