Need help?

If you've have a problem or are worried about someone you know, it can be hard to know what to do or where to go to make the situation better. This section will give you the information about services and people that are there to help.

It can be very hard to talk about your feelings, but some problems won't go away if you ignore them. Talking to someone can make you feel better and help you to find a solution.

What can children and young people worry about? 

Children and young people can worry about all sorts of things, including: 

  • abuse 
  • bullying
  • family problems
  • alcohol or drug abuse
  • racism
  • school
  • gangs
  • sexual exploitation
  • sexuality
  • violence
  • physical health
  • mental health
Why you might be afraid to talk 
  • You feel embarrassed 
  • You are worried people may not take you seriously 
  • You don’t trust anyone to keep your secret
  • You think people won’t understand
Who you can talk to

It is important to talk to someone you trust. This could be: 

  • A close friend 
  • Your parents or carers 
  • Another relative 
  • A doctor 
  • A social worker 
  • A teacher 
  • A neighbour 
  • A police officer 
  • An advocate 

Organisations there to help you If you want to speak to someone else, there are some useful numbers and websites below.