The most important thing in the students' lives were relationships. This might mean relationships within the family, boyfriends/girlfriends, or within their own social group
It was felt that when relationships were going well, everything else could be coped with, but when relationships were going badly, everything else was affected too.
When the students were asked what could be done about some of these worries, the students had lots of ideas about possible strategies. Some of them concentrated on what individuals could do to help themselves, others concentrated on what they could do to help others and also how society could help support them.
In the same survey, teenagers were asked what made them feel good about themselves. Again, many students suggested lots of the same ideas.