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What are life-stage transitions

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Difficult life stage transitions include:

1.

Changing schools

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Starting high school or university

3.

Moving to a new area or different country

4.

Starting employment

Signs one might not be coping well with change:

1.

Feeling like they can’t cope

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Constantly feeling under pressure or that they are being weighed down by others

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Feeling lost and unsure of oneself

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Feeling anxious, irritable, moody or upset much of the time

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Exhaustion

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Not wanting to engage in social activities or attend school

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Difficulty sleeping or restless sleep

How to manage life stage transitions

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Focus on understanding the change, what it means to you and why it is so stressful

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Focus on the potential positive outcomes

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If you can, make plans to reduce the stress

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General relaxation techniques

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In the event of bullying/ discrimination, talk to someone you trust

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