Pat's Answer

I am stressed out

Your Question

Hello, I need to talk to someone about my feelings and how im stressed out. 


Welcome to Ask Pat, thank you for reaching out to us.  

You say you would like to talk to someone about your feelings and about how you are stressed out. 

You are very brave to reach out to us and we are glad that you contacted us today.  We are sorry to hear your feeling stressed. You have the right to get help and support for your feelings. We would really like to chat to you more about what is going on for you and why you feel this way. Ask Pat respects that your feelings are unique to you. 

Have you thought about explaining your feelings to a trusted adult in your life, perhaps a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle or any adult that you feel comfortable talking to?  You have the right to be listened to and to be heard. It is important for your own mental and physical well-being that you get this help and support.  

You may find it helpful to look at the following websites:;; These organisations offer help and support to people who are going through something similar to what you are going through. The Childline website also has some articles which you may like to look at 

The Childline Team would love to talk with you more around your feelings and thoughts about being stressed, and what is causing you to feel this way. You are very welcome to talk to Childline  by phone on 1800 66 66 66, by text on 50101 or through web chat on Childline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our services are free, non-judgmental, and confidential. Childline is here for you whenever you would like to talk or chat, and we really would love to listen to you. Childline offers you the space to talk about whatever you choose. You never need to have a problem to get in touch with us, but, we are here for you then too. We will explore what options are available to you, and you can come back to us as many times as you feel you need to.   

Thank you for reaching out to Ask Pat and sharing how you are feeling, we appreciate how hard it can be for some people. Mind yourself and know that Childline is here for you and look forward to hearing from you. 

Take care,  


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