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Thousands of young people seeking help

TheCopenhagenPost
April 16th, 2015


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Young people looking to professionals to discuss their problems

Young people sometimes find it hard to talk to family and friends about their problems (photo: Ragettho)

Many young people find it difficult to share their thoughts and concerns with parents or close friends.

“Some young people have difficulty discussing their problems because they are shy,”  Iben Nordentoft – the executive secretary at Headspace, an organisation that counsels young people between the ages of 12 and 25 – told DR2.

“They may feel ashamed or do not want to make the people around them sad or uncomfortable.”

More young looking for aswers
Headspace has counselled 6,500 young people since 2013. Evidence suggests that the number of young people needing help may increase in the future. Studies from last year show that more children aged 11 to 15 years old report feelings of sadness.

“We have a team of over 330 volunteers who are prepared to help professionals like psychologists and social workers,” said Nordentoft.

“We also offer connections to the system and in the municipalities, so we offer a wide range of options.”


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