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Worried About A Friend?

Check out these 5 ways on how you can help a friend in need.
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1. If you’re worried about a friend - talking to them can help.
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2. It’s a good idea to talk somewhere your friend feels comfortable and able to talk freely.
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3. Remember, it’s their turn to talk. Take care to really listen to what they’re saying.
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4. If they’re not ready to talk, don’t force them. Let them know you’re there to listen whenever they need you.
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5. If your friend tells you something that worries you
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  • Support them to get help
  • If you think they’re in danger you must seek help from an adult you trust – even if you promised to keep a secret. Your friend’s safety and wellbeing is more important than breaking a promise.
  • If you’re not sure what to do you can always get advice from Childline 24 hours a day 7 days a week on 0800 1111

REMEMBER: You might do all the right things, but you still might not be able to help your friend. You’ve done your best to get help. Make sure you look after yourself and get any support you may need.

how to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your school nurse.

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Find help in your local area

Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.