What can I do if I’m...

...feeling angry

  • Talk to somebody about it
  • Go for a walk
  • Go for a run or a bike ride
  • Listen to music
  • Scrunch up sheets of paper and throw them against a wall
  • Find out what’s making you angry and try and resolve it
  • Keep a diary of feelings, writing down what you feel might get it off your chest
  • Take slow and deep breaths until your heart beats slowly again
  • Punch your pillow


You can watch a video on anger here.


...feeling worried

  • Talk to somebody about it
  • Keep a diary of feelings, writing down what you feel might get it off your chest
  • Find out what’s worrying you and try and resolve it
  • Do things you enjoy to take your mind off it:
    • Draw pictures
    • Make something
    • Do some cooking/baking
    • Write stories
    • Do puzzles/mind games
    • Meet a friend 
    • Play computer/other games
    • Write down your worries, seeing them on paper can make them feel half as bad
    • Do some exercise
  • If you are worried about someone else please see our “I’m worried about someone else” page 


...being bullied

  • If you’re being bullied, tell somebody about it so they can help you stop it. If that person doesn’t help, ask someone else for help
  • It is important to tell somebody you’re being bullied so they help you stop it. Otherwise it may happen again and you may get hurt
  • Remember, nobody has the right to bully you
  • Don’t believe what bullies tell you
  • Being bullied is never your fault
  • Contact ChildLine for help and advice on 0800 1111
  • Watch this video about bullying 
  • Visit the Bullying UK website


...feeling sad

  • Talk to somebody about how you feel
  • Keep a diary of your feelings, writing down what you feel might get it off your chest
  • It is normal to feel sad some of the time, try and find things you know can cheer you up
  • Meet up with a friend and watch a film or play some games
  • If you don’t feel the person you speak to is listening, talk to someone else who can help
  • Contact ChildLine for help and advice on 0800 1111


...having trouble at school

Trouble at school can be lots of things: 

  • Finding it hard to learn
  • Falling out with friends
  • Not getting on with teachers or other students
  • Not being able to concentrate and sit still in lessons
  • Not liking going to school
  • Truanting
  • Bullying


Make sure you tell your parents, grandparents or a teacher at school that you’re finding things hard. Even if you don’t know why you’re having trouble, if you tell someone, they can help you to sort it out.