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Young person's view: Keeping positive as a parent

Watch Jack talk about how doing more of what matters to him has helped him feel better when he was depressed.

Often there is a middle ground agreement that means both parents and teenager are happy. It’s important to remember that doing more of what matters to them is likely to improve their mood, even if it’s not ideal in your eyes.

In this video clip we hear how Jack and his parents managed to come to an agreement on activities, and how doing more of what is important to him helped him feel better. Please note: For the purposes of the course, these characters are played by actors but based on real case examples.

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Understanding Depression and Low Mood in Young People

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