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WebChat: Body Changes: Monday 12th September 4.30-5pm

Join us for a chat from 4:30pm on Monday 12th September 2016.

Growing up can feel like a difficult and challenging time but remember you are not alone. Everyone goes through body changes and this is normal as we continue to grow and develop throughout life. Are you worried about your body and growing up? Join us online for our webchat on Monday 12th September 4.30-5pm where you can chat to a school nurse about Body Changes, ask questions and talk to other young people to get advice.

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User has removed their details / 12 Sep 16:22

Hi today's webchat will start at 4.30pm and the topic is Body Changes. Please feel free to take part.

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 16:33

Hi everyone, so growing up can be a challenging time and we all experience body changes and mood swings in our lives. How do people feel about growing up? Do you feel prepared for it or do you find this a scary time?

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 16:35

Puberty is what we call growing up and this often happens between the ages of 11-16 years old. Top changes which may happen to you during pubert are:

1.Start to grow taller
2.Start to grow hair in different places
3.Start to sweat more
4.Have greasier skin
5.Get greasier hair
6.Have an interest in exploring relationships and sexuality
7.Experience changes in feelings and have mood swings

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 16:40

Puberty happens to everyone – it’s a part of growing up.It’s the one thing we all have in common. Just like the weather – your body changes and it can be very unpredictable. Everyone changes at different times so don't worry if your friend has started changing before or after you, this is normal.

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 16:50

During puberty, your body will grow faster than any other time in your life. Your brain releases hormones that tell your body it’s time to change. This happens over a few years, not overnight so you might not even notice the changes happening straight away.

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 17:00

Its important to have good personal hygiene whilst growing up and developing body changes, here are some top tips:

1-Wash your hair every other day to stop it being greasy
2-Have a bath or shower daily to keep your skin clean and wash away any sweat and dirt
3-Wash your face daily to help with greasy skin and avoid spots
4-Start wearing deodorant to help avoid any unwanted body odour
5-Brush your teeth twice a day, look after your teeth and have fresh breath

User has removed their details / 12 Sep 17:01

Thanks for watching our webchat today. This webchat is now closed. Join us online next Monday to discuss positive mental health.

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Should you need anymore information on this topic, have a look at:

Health for Teens: Growing up section. 

Alternatively you could speak to your parent/carer, a trusted adult, member of school staff, your school nurse or doctor.  If there is an emergency then please contact 999 or visit A&E.

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