Alcohol, drugs, unprotected sex, binge drinking, depression, stress, obesity, eating disorders – millions of young people across the country struggle with health challenges like these every day.
Alongside the health problems we usually associate with young people, there are others that are felt just as strongly – cancer, asthma, and disability to name just a few. What’s your experience, and those of your friends and family?
How can we help all young people whatever their state of health, to live happier, healthier, lives? You might have a solution for helping young people who are already suffering, or you might have an idea to stop the next generation getting sick in the first place.
For more information and advice, Young Health or NHS Direct are fantastic starting points.
Got something you want to say about this issue? Why not create a two minute film about it for our video competition? To see some examples and hear what other young people think, click on the panels below.