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Seriously Awkward – Well-being not well-becoming

The Seriously Awkward series contains two sessions that tackle the issues harming young people's well-being

Well-being is more than being happy. It is the ability to cope with the challenges of life and rejoice in the goodness.
It is being well not becoming better.

The Children’s Society work with thousands of teenagers each year. They see that too often the most vulnerable older teenagers are being let down by the law and not getting basic protections to keep them safe, healthy and happy. They estimate that half a million 16 and 17 year olds face particular risk of harm because they are already dealing with multiple issues such as poverty, poor health or a lack of supportive relationships. This period of adolescence is known as an awkward age, but the challenges are seriously awkward for the most vulnerable teenagers falling between the cracks of childhood and adulthood.

Seriously Awkward: How vulnerable 16–17 year olds are falling through the cracks