To Pat / 13 August 2020
From Pat / 7 September 2020
Hello, thank you for reaching out to Ask Pat and telling us how you feel.
We are sorry to hear that you are feeling sad and would really like to chat to you more about what is going on for you that makes you feel sad. Ask Pat respects that your feelings are unique to you. Have you thought about explaining this feeling to a trusted adult in your life, perhaps a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle or any adult that you feel comfortable talking to? It is important that you understand why you are feeling sad and to look at ways that can make you feel happy, because you have the right to be happy.
Childline would enjoy talking to you about what sad means to you. How would feel about giving us a call on 1800 66 66 66 or a text at 50101 or even have a web chat with us through www.childline.ie so that we could help you look at the options that are available to you should you need some help? The services are free and confidential and are available twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Childline do not trace phone numbers or IP addresses and we really put values on your feelings and thoughts.
You might enjoy having a look at our Headbomz video www.Youtube.com/watch?v=KLHqkH0epdI . There are also some articles on the Childline website which may be of some help to you www.childline.ie/feelings-and-emotions.
Thank you again for getting in touch and sharing how you are feeling, as we appreciate how hard it can be for some people. Mind yourself and know that Childline is here for you whenever you feel you want to share more.