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I feel sad and fat

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I feel sad and fat


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Pat,  

You are telling us that you feel sad and fat. It sounds like you do not feel very good about yourself at present. You are very brave in addressing these feelings that you have, as it is very important that we all look after our mental and physical health.   

We would be concerned that you are feeling sad and sometimes, feeling sad a lot can cause us to become depressed. When we are feeling sad or depressed it can be difficult to find motivation to eat well or exercise. You would have the right to get help and support around those feelings. Have you spoken to anybody about how things are for you right now? Sometimes it can be really helpful to open up to somebody we know, and sometimes, we may need to talk to a medical professional like a doctor or a counsellor. What is important is that you know that you have the right to get help. 

Here are some websites where you may find some tips, information or guidance:; and   These are organizations that are dedicated to aiding young people who may be feeling like you are. You may also find some support on the Childline website here and here

The Childline Team are here for you 24 hours a day, every day. They will listen, support and help you to explore the options that are available to you, if you feel that you cannot talk to somebody that you know just yet. It sounds like it may be helpful for you to talk further about your feelings. You are more than welcome to phone us on 1800 666 666. You can also text us on 50101. or contact us online at for a web chat. All of the Childline services are free and confidential. We do not trace calls or use caller ID or IP addresses. It is a safe place for you to chat about whatever is going on for you. 

Thank you for contacting us here at Ask Pat. We wish you well, and hope that you will get in touch with us again through one of our services mentioned above. 

Take care,


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