Aged 18 – 25 and struggling?

In the course of my work, I have become increasingly aware of despite how ‘much easier’ it is said to be for young people these days, it is actually much harder.

Young people are under pressure to conform just as much today as they were in years gone by. The biggest difference and the biggest pressure today is the way technology has advanced. Young people nowadays can look up anything online and come up with what they take to believe to be definitive answers. This can (as I have witnessed), have disastrous consequences within families. Especially where mental health issues are concerned.

Mental health issues are increasing at an alarming rate amongst younger people. It is reported that in the last 25 years anxiety and depression has increased by 70% amongst young adults.

What does that mean in today’s terms?

Taking the UK population as 65,111,143 in 2016 (Worldometers world population stats), approximately 4,362,446 young people make up the 20- 24 yr old age bracket, (6.7%). Now take Anxiety UK’s figures that 15.8% of 20 – 24 year olds have suffered from anxiety (neurotic episode) that amounts to 689,226 young people in distress. Why is that?

Now we could put forward many theories as to why this is so. However, the fact remains that young people are struggling. They need help. Imagine what these figures are like on a global scale.

One of the main things I hear time and time again with the increasing number of younger people I am working with is that ‘nobody listens to me’, coupled with ‘they do not understand me’.  Again, we could put forward many theories as to why they feel this way. It wouldn’t alter the fact of how they feel.

If you are a young person and want to be heard I may be able to help you. You see anxiety is an essential part of life – it is actually a safety mechanism. It is when that mechanism isn’t working as it was designed to do that problems arise. A bit like when your computer, internet system or software isn’t performing as it was designed to.  It can drive you crazy! (Literally some would say!).

So what’s the deal – well as I have said you can search the internet for answers as to how and why you feel the way you do. But there is nobody there to talk to. It’s just a bunch of stuff! It becomes overwhelming, you get even more confused and scared.

How would you like to belong to a community where you can ask questions and talk about anything that is bothering you and get answers – from a human?

  • From someone who will not judge you or feel embarrassed by what you have or want to say.
  • Someone who is trained and qualified in a lot of different therapies and techniques and who has many years of experience helping people through their struggles.
  • Someone who has also struggled in life and who knows what it is like to feel alone and isolated with their thoughts, not knowing where to turn.
  • Someone who is prepared to listen to you.
  • Someone who is prepared to work with you and teach you how to look at and deal with life’s difficulties and problems (you know the real stuff they never teach you in school!).
  • Someone who will help you to discover who you are and who will encourage you to celebrate your uniqueness, to help you be you (not the you everyone thinks you should be)

Would that help you?

If you are struggling with anxiety and its associated physical symptoms and would like help and are prepared to commit to helping yourself as well, then perhaps we need to talk.

I am setting aside some time over the next couple of weeks to chat with those of you aged between 18 and 25 who would like to be a part of this community.

If you would like to connect with me and reserve a call then connect with me via

Why am I offering this? Quite simply because I see older people who have struggled for so many years and who, with help in their earlier years, could have lived a better, a happier and a more fulfilled life. Don’t let this be you.

You know what to do…………

About the Author Drew Ryder

Basically I help to change lives. I am a life changer. Rather, I empower others to step into their personal power so they can change their own life, their health and/or business. To live their best life! Time and time again people tell me they want to change their lives. When asked in what way, the most common answer is “I just want to be happy.” Their biggest problem usually lies in answering the next question, “What do you think it is that will make you happy?” more often than not they answer “I don’t know.” I help people to attain that state of happiness. How may I help you? Email me at and let's arrange a conversation....alternatively call me on +34 660326194

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