Sometimes it's easier to find help online without having to admit to an adult that I am struggling with simple things. It will be good to find the right advice on KIDS rather than asking someone face to face.
Teenage Boy from West Dunbartonshire
Being a child or a young person isn't always easy. You are always having to learn new things like how to look after yourself and make and keep friends.
We hope you will find something to help you on your journey to adulthood. Below are links to the main sections of the website as well as information about attending appointments.
Here you will find information and advice about the skills that you want and need to learn to become an independent adult.
Learning to look after yourself is the first step to developing independence. Self care includes washing, dressing, going to the toilet and eating and drinking.
Play helps you learn and practice new skills, make friends and find a sense of self. Play changes as you develop into an adult and includes hobbies and leisure activities.
Occupational Therapy can transform lives. The core purpose of Occupational Therapy for Children is to empower and enable children, young people and their families to live their lives as independently and easily as possible. We collaborate with the individual, their family and the wider team around the child to identify their strengths and explore how they can overcome their challenges to achieve their full potential. Here is a video of Alistair's story.
1 in 1000 people stammer. If you have a stammer it can affect your confidence. You may have to see a Speech and Language Therapist to help you learn to control it.
Here is a video of Fraser talking about his experience of seeing a Speech and Language Therapist.
Children and Young People's Rights information from Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow
The Children and Young People's Commissioner is a person. Their job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those rights are respected. Their goal is for children and young people in Scotland to be as safe and happy as possible.