you have a friend who needs help:
by them. Don't turn your back on them.
to them and listen carefully to what they say.
make fun of them behind their back.
they talk to someone who might be able to help them.
If they can't talk to their mum or dad, there might
be another relative they can talk to, or perhaps
a teacher they trust.
can also ring Talk
to Frank on 0800
776600. They can give you information
and advice over the phone. It's free, you don't
have to give your name and it's open 24 hours a
might want to ring Childline
on 0800 1111
or The Samaritans
on 08457 90 90 90.
They can help you with all sorts of problems, not
to be with them when they ring or go for help.
keep on at them too much. You can't make their decisions
them to be positive about themselves.
Just being there for them may mean a lot.
how do I know if my friend has a problem?
will be very difficult to be sure, but some signs
they are quite good at school, their marks for school
work might begin to get worse.
might look ill and tired.
might become secretive and not tell you what they
are up to.
might become moody and irritable or depressed.
might begin hanging around with a different set
to go for help
- DrugScope's database of drug services
Talk to Frank 0800 776600 email email@example.com
Samaritans 08457 909090