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Being part of a group is what helps us feel connected and supported. Learning how to make and keep friends is a skill we need at every stage of our life.

‎Tips and Links

  • Talk to your family about transition – how can they help you?
  • Take the Youth Quiz – are you ON TRAC?
  • Make a list of all the things that might change when you turn 18 or 19.
  • Ask your parents or guardians if anyone else in your family or a close friend lives with a CHC/D and has transitioned to adult care.
  • Conduct an interview with someone who has already transitioned. What did they like? What would they have done differently?
  • Build an online support team through TYZE.

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Tips and Links

  • Make a list of activities you might like to try  what are your passions and interests? Check with your Family Practitioner before starting new activities, just to be safe.
  • Look for a peer group that is made up of people who have a similar interests/health conditions.
  • Learn about how a group of youth with diabetes are making a difference for each other through Young and T1.
  • Explore available Youth Camps at bc211.ca, for example Easter Seals Camp for youth with physical and/or mental disabilities.
  • Find resources and learn more about peer support.
  • Making friends – call me maybe?
  • Connect through youth resource centres.
  • Watch this TEDx Talk on a philosophy for a happy life.

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Time for MeI am Bored - There is Nothing to Do!You are Not AloneLooking for a Peer Support GroupA FriendGetting Connected Journal
 

Tips and Links

  • If you need to talk, call the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If talking on the phone is tough, you can Ask Online.
  • Keep a journal about your thoughts and feelings. Write down if you are being bullied and share your experience with a trusted adult.
  • Learn the signs to recognize abuse, and how to stay safe.
  • Make a list of your favourite ways to make yourself feel good after negative experiences.
  • Team Orange provides a free app with self-help tools for youth in tough situations.
  • Watch these anti-bullying videos with your parents, family, and friends from StopABully.ca

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Looking for a Peer Support GroupYou Are Not Alone
 
 

Tips and Links

  • Keep a journal, or get creative! Do you write, draw, or play music? Make a piece of art about your feelings, and maybe even share it with a trusted friend or your peer support group.
  • Feeling alone? Check out resources for mental health from the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre.
  • Learn what Jacob has to say about anxiety – watch this video from Anxiety BC.
  • Learn about moods, anxiety and stress and how they affect your health.
  • Just TRAC it!: Make a list of your feelings and questions about transition and take it to your next clinic visit – include the list in the Notes app on your phone.
  • Talk to your Family Physician about your transition.

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My Feelings and ThoughtsWays to Help Me Feel Better About Myself
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