There is a range of support you may already know about or even be connecting with.
They are easy to access and you will be able to choose who you would feel most comfortable reaching out to.
Keeping things to yourself does not help you to move through and can lead to you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or helpless.
Taking the first step and speaking to someone that you trust about what is going on and how you are feeling can help you to take steps to resolve the situation. Together you can then get in touch with more support if you need it.
- Youth Workers
- School Guidance Counsellors
- Teachers, Deans or Senior Leaders at your school
- Your church/synagogue/temple or mosque
- Your parents or other members of your family
- Sports Coaches
When you are having to deal with issues online, it is easy to stay focused on working out steps or solutions online.
Negativity, hate, bullying, abuse and humiliation online spill over offline and can have a range of impacts on your day to day life.
It is important to consider all of the support available and then make some decisions about who you will connect with in person as well as thinking about the online support options too.
We have also put together information for you about other services that you might not know about or be familiar with.
Check out the options below to find out more about how they work and to think about whether they could be additional options to help you with what is happening.
Accessing a range of support to help you with different parts of what is causing you distress can be a really great way to get through (rather than choosing one and hoping they can do everything).