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How do I help my brother

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What do I need help something I’m really worried about my little brother


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex, and we’re here to help.
We’re really sorry to hear that you’re worried about your little brother. It’s completely normal to feel concerned when someone you care about is going through a tough time. First and foremost, we want to say you’re very brave for contacting us, and it’s great that you want to help.
To help you better you, we would need to clarify what specific situation or issue is causing you to worry about your little brother? The more information you provide, the better we can guide you.
It’s important to remember that you don’t have to handle this alone. Talking to a trusted adult, like a parent, guardian, teacher, or school counsellor, can be a valuable source of support. They can provide guidance and help you come up with a plan to support your brother.
In case of an emergency or if you believe your brother is in immediate danger, you can always contact the Gardaí at 999 or 112. They are there to help in situations that require urgent attention.
Additionally, Túsla, the child and family agency in Ireland, is another resource that can help with family-related matters and child welfare concerns. You may need the support of an adult contacting Túsla, depending on your age. You can find your local office here It is the Social Workers job to make sure that all young people under the age of 18, are living in a safe environment.
If you ever feel like you can’t talk to someone you know just yet, remember that you’re never alone. You can always call the Childline Team at 1800 66 66 66 or reach out to through Live Chat at The service is non-judgmental and confidential, and we’re available 24/7 to support you and explore your options.
You’re doing a great job by caring for your little brother, and there are people and resources available to help you through this. You’re not alone and Childline here for you too. Share more details over the phone or online, and we’ll do our best to help you further.
Take care of yourself too.

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