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Getting help for a friend

 

If you are worried about someone, it can help to talk about it.

  • Try and talk to your friend and ask them to tell you what is wrong.

  • It might be very difficult for them to speak about what is wrong, especially if they are scared or worried about what will happen if they do talk.

  • If they don’t want to talk to you, suggest that they talk to a teacher or someone else they trust about what is happening.

  • If you think your friend might be in danger or are really worried about them, you could tell an appropriate adult, such as a parent, school nurse or teacher.

Will telling someone make me a grass?

No, telling an adult if your friend is having problems won’t make you a grass. It’s hard to support your friends alone if their problems are serious. It’s natural that your friend might not want to tell anyone, and it might be because they are scared  but it is OK to talk to someone if you are worried, even if your friend says that they don’t want you to.



For more advice

epic friends logoEpic friends is a website with information about how to help a friend who might be struggling. It also gives you guidance on when you should tell someone else.


http://epicfriends.co.uk/answering

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