Mental health is nothing to be sneered at, and it can be a big weight on the shoulders of the average young person. Push wants to hammer home just how crucial it is to let people in on how you feel.
Isolation from others and from the society around you is the biggest cause of mental illness developing. It has been proven that people who lack a sense of community in their lives (in other words, a support network on your doorstep) are more likely to experience mental illness.
Community experiences – however you get involved – give people a sense of self-worth, of belonging to something bigger than themselves
So, you're settled into the swing of sixth form. In the future is Christmas and your next proper break. Sadly, that’s not all the future holds: it's creeping up on you like a scary clown. The difference is your future's not a terrifying fourteen-year-old in a mask.
Martin Lewis from MoneySavingExpert.com is back with some excellent, up to date info on student loans. Read below for a summary of his guide for future students and their parents, or anyone who's not too savvy when it comes to the student loan small print.
1. Student loans can add up to £50K, but that's not the price you'll pay back:
At undergraduate level, students with finance don't pay the universities directly – the Student Loans Company sort this out for them. Over three years, this adds up to just under £50K, but that's not all you'll (maybe) be paying back.
I don't know but I've been told... Apprenticeships are the way to go!
If you're sure the uni route's just not for you but you've got no idea what you want to do next, it's worth taking a look at the Army Apprenticeship Scheme.
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