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I'm struggling to cope with pain

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I have been struggling to cope with pain everyday due to a couple of injuries but I don’t want to tell my parents because they will think I don’t want to do sports. What do I do ?


Hi there, you are very welcome to Ask Alex and thank you for reaching out to us.

You have mentioned that you have been struggling to cope with pain everyday because of injuries, and you don’t want to talk to your parents because they might think you don’t want to do sports. 

Firstly, you are very brave in reaching out to ask this question and thank you for sharing this with Ask Alex. When you say that you are in pain due to injuries, we are not sure if you mean sports related or something more serious. If you are struggling to cope with pain everyday you have the right to see your GP for advice.  

You also mention that you are afraid to tell your parents about this pain in case they think you don’t want to do sports. It sounds like you are not quite sure what to do about this; how would you feel about contacting Childline to explore your thoughts and feelings around talking to your parents? Childline can be reached by calling 1800 66 66 66, or you can always choose to chat to us online at our Live Chat service on our website (just click on the orange Live Chat tab!). We are open 24/7 so you are welcome to chat with us any time that suits you. 

You may also find some guidance on the Childline website. There are many articles about family relationships such as and  

Thanks again for reaching out, we hope you find this helpful. Remember, you do not have to feel alone. We are always here for you at Childline, all day, every day. 

Take care of yourself, 


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