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Dealing with stress can present difficulties for children and young people and show itself in different ways. Some stress is part of daily life and can be useful to us, but too much can be hard to cope with. Chronic (long term) difficulties in dealing with stress can lead to mental health problems in children and young people.

Useful websites:

"Hands On Scotland" is a useful website for anyone working with or caring for children and young people who have troubling behaviours. It gives practical information and tools to support you to respond helpfully. It includes video clips, information sheets and downloadable tips and advice. Another section of the website contains help on topics related to positive mental health, like confidence, optimism, resilience and good relationships which help children and young people to cope with life stresses.

The website was created with funding from the Scottish Government to support mental health and wellbeing.