Who can help?
If you are worried about something, you are never alone. You can – tell a friend, tell an adult at school or tell someone from home. We realise it can be awkward to do this, so if you feel you can’t do it in person it might be easier to write a note to someone. We would rather know and try to help. Once you tell someone, it is often much easier.
If you really feel that there is no-one to talk your problem through with, then call Childline on the number below;
Click on the Childline icon to take you to their website or call Childline on 0800 1111.
When you phone ChildLine, you’ll be able to speak to someone who cares about your problem or worry. The counsellors are all trained – they will listen to you and try to help you.
If you’re scared or feel out of control, that’s OK. You can tell them. It’s their job to listen to you and sometimes to put you in touch with someone who can help you.
Speaking out about problems or talking about your feelings can be really difficult, but it’s the right thing to do. Think about how much better you will feel if you can talk about it with someone who understands.
They can suggest who else could help and will describe what would probably happen if you decided to involve them. If you feel too scared or shy to talk to someone else who could help you then, with your permission, ChildLine will talk to others on your behalf.
If you want to look for ideas for what you can do, these websites are helpful.