Pat's Answer

To Pat / 25 May 2019

Topic: How can I feel better in myself

Your Question

How can I feel better in myself and start looking forward to things?

From Pat / 24 July 2019


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat and thank you for contacting us.  you are asking how you can feel better in yourself and start looking forward to things? That sounds like you are a little bit down in yourself….would that be right?

Every child has the right to be happy and the right to be heard. You would have the right to talk to someone about how you are feeling. We here in Childline would never tell you what to do but we would be concerned that you are feeling the way you do. Perhaps it may help for you to talk to a trusted adult? Maybe a parent, teacher or relative. It might help to talk about hobbies, interests, things you like to do, things that make you happy?

We here at Childline are always here to listen, out phoneline is open 24 hours a day and our service is confidential. It is a freephone and non judgmental service, our no is 1800 66 66 66, you can also have your chat by text by texting the word TALK to 50101. We would be more than happy to listen, support and help you to explore the options that are available to you, if you feel comfortable to do so.

Also, you might find some useful tips on our website in the INFO and ADVICE section, so please feel free to contact our service.

We wish you well,


Ask me a question

You can ask me about anything you want, there’s nothing too big or small.