Red Cross website aims to help young people

4:10 pm on 30 October 2012

Young people in Canterbury struggling to deal with the afternmath of the region's earthquakes will be able to learn about coping skills at a newly launched website.

The New Zealand Red Cross website, Address The Stress, is aimed at helping teenagers looking for trauma recovery resources.

The website provides video messages from high-profile New Zealanders, including sports players, musicians, comedians and actors.

New Zealand Red Cross chief executive John Ware says the website will reassure young people that what they are feeling is normal.

He says he hopes the website will reduce anxiety and remind people of their social connections.