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Mental health affects everybody, but can easily be dismissed. There is no shame in admitting that you may need a hand! 

Unfortunately, bullying affects lots of young people and happens in many schools, but dealing with it is what makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery for many. 

Unfortunately, bullying affects lots of young people and happens in many schools, but dealing with it is what makes the difference between life being tolerable or a misery for many. 

Some drugs are legal and are prescribed by doctors, but some are illegal and potentially dangerous if consumed. If you don't know the facts, then its good to be aware.

Consent may be given to one sort of sexual activity, but not another. It can also be withdrawn at any time and change each time the activity occurs. It can also be subject to conditions.

Have you decided what you want to do when you leave school? There are so many options available to you post 16, such as work experience and apprenticeships, so you should explore all avenues.

Have you decided what you want to do when you leave school? There are so many options available to you post 16, such as work experience and apprenticeships,

Some people carry weapons like knives and guns to feel protected, because of peer pressure or to feel powerful.  If you have a weapon you might not always plan to use it - whether you use the weapon or not, it is still illegal.

Think your general knowledge is second to none? Take this general knowledge trivia quiz and see how you rank!

If you're struggling, try these conversation starters:

     - I want to tell you something, but I don't know how.

     - This is hard for me to say, but I have something important to tell you.

     - I need some advice on something I’m stressed about.

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to bring up a difficult issue. So you could do it by talking about something else that mentions the issue you want to talk about. It could be anything, like Facebook, TV, a book, or even something at school. For instance:

If you're finding it hard to mention your anorexia, you could say:

     - What do you think about that person on Hollyoaks who is anorexic?

If you're finding it difficult to mention that somebody hits you, you could say:

     - Today at school we talked about what domestic violence is.

If you don't know how to mention that you feel low all the time, you could try asking:

     - Have you seen that show on TV about depression?

If you don't think that you could do this just yet, you could speak confidentially to somebody online!

Just click the button, create an account and speak freely to somebody that can help.

Keeping Yourself Safe

What to do if you need help.

Talk to an adult you can trust

Maybe your mentor?