How can I offer this in my service?
- Take young people’s feelings seriously without imposing any pressure to be happy
- Offer emotion-centred activities and emotion sharing, including fun and uplifting activities
- Be young person led and use young people’s own words for their emotions
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Alix* (young person) said “when things are happening with me, I don't enjoy advice. I prefer comfort or a distraction. This is exactly what they would do. They'd take me into the kitchen or outside and just let me ramble, whether it's about the issues I'm facing or my current hyperfix. They know what each individual needs and they adapt to make sure that's what they get.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.