Staying Happy

Emotional wellbeing is about being happy, confident, having good relationships and being able to cope with everyday events. If you are feeling happy it relaxes your body and mind and helps you to take on life's challenges in a positive way. 

There are lots of stresses that you come across each day, so this page is all about ways to tackle them, keep calm and stay happy!

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"Spending time doing something we enjoy can make us feel more, happier, and more relaxed, have fun, boost relationships with others, and even help develop a skill.

You could try a hobby, like playing a sport, baking or cooking, spending time with friends or family, or reading or watching films or gaming."


Mia, Age 14

(Some names changed to protect people's identities)

All You Need To Know

Who Can Help?

If you are struggling to feel happy you can talk to your parents or carers, or a trusted adult within your school or setting, or any trusted friend.

If you are over 16 you can contact the NHS Talking Therapies Service Norfolk and Waveney (known as Wellbeing Service) on 0300 123 1503 (9am – 5pm).

Kooth offers online counselling, advice and emotional well-being support 7 days a week until 10pm. 

MAP Norfolk can give free and confidential support, information and advice on issues such as housing, money and mental health. You can call 01603 766994 or email info@map.uk.net.

If you live in Norfolk:

If you're 11-19 you can text ChatHealth on 07480 635060 for anonymous and confidential advice and guidance from a health professional. Chat Health is available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

You can also contact the Norfolk Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

If you live in Waveney:

You can call the Suffolk School Nursing service on 0345 607 8866 or email childrenshealth@suffolk.gov.uk.

Urgent Mental Health Support

For 24/7 immediate advice, support and signposting for anyone with mental health difficulties please contact 111 and select the mental health option. 

If you feel someone's life is at risk or they cannot be kept safe, call 999 or go to A&E.

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