The teenage years are times of significant physical and mental growth. The changes that occur offer challenges and opportunities and how we choose to handle these can make a huge difference to our well-being now and in the future.
The brain actively changes during adolescence, it’s remodelled, pruned and refined. The prefrontal cortex (the bit behind your forehead) is the last area mature at around 25 years! This is the area of the brain that supports key skills: emotional regulation, inhibition control, planning behaviour, solving problems and empathy.