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Can we talk

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I’m having a tough time, can we talk?


Hello there, welcome to Ask Alex,

We are really sorry to hear that you’re going through a tough time. It’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and reaching out is a brave step. Feel free to share your thoughts and feelings with us and ask a question. The Ask Alex service is where young people can ask question anonymously, and the answer published on the Childline website. We read all questions and answer a select few each week. We would love to hear from you.

However, if you need an immediate answer to your question, you can contact us at Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at These services are open 24/7, offering confidential and non-judgmental support.

It is very important to express what you’re going through. Talking about your feelings can be like lifting a weight off your shoulders, and it’s a brave choice. Remember, you don’t have to carry everything alone. By opening up, you allow others to understand and support you. If you’re not comfortable reaching out to someone close like a parent, teacher, or friend, we’re here for you at Childline, providing a safe space to talk about anything, any time.

Please look after yourself, and reach out to somebody for support soon,


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