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Daybreak features interviews with Nescot students

May 13, 2013

Daybreak features interviews with Nescot students

Nescot students were on national television this morning (Monday), talking about teenage depression.

A production crew from ITV’s Daybreak visited the college on Friday to conduct interviews as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Ten Health and Social Care students spoke on camera about their experiences of depression, and gave their thoughts on the issues affecting young people.

They discussed whether teenagers know who to turn to for help, and how they would recognise signs that someone close to them was struggling with mental health issues.

You can watch a clip from the interviews online here.

Daybreak surveyed 500 people aged between 11 and 18 and found one in three have needed help coping with feelings of depression.

Of this number, 16% had taken time off school or college, 35% said the depression had lasted more than a few weeks, and 70% had turned to food or alcohol to lift their feelings.

Any student who needs support can talk to their tutors, the advice and guidance team, the college nurse or one of the expert counsellors.

The Young Minds charity also has a list of organisations you could talk to online here.

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