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I'm upset and sad can you help

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I’m upset and sad can you help 


Hi there, 

You are very welcome to Ask Alex. Thank you for taking the time to come on and ask your question.  

It sounds like you are aware of your feelings, and this is a wonderful thing to be able to do, to recognise the feelings that are going on for us. Feelings are completely normal, and it is normal to have a mixture of different feelings and emotions. Are you aware of what brings up the upset and sadness for you? Sometimes we can be aware of what it is that makes us feel this way and then other times we aren’t sure why we are feeling the way we are.  

Feeling upset and sad can take a toll on our body and can make us feel like we do not want to do certain things. It can be a good idea though to have a few tools in our kit to be able to lean on when we are feeling this way. Maybe it might be; listening to music, talking to someone you trust or possibly going for a walk. This will be different from person to person, but pushing yourself to do something that you get enjoyment from can be very important and this can help change our feelings.  

Talking about how you feel is so important, whether it is to someone in your life that you rust or contacting us in Childline to tell us some more about what life is like for you, please do. 

Childline is a non-judgmental service and a safe space to chat openly about your thoughts and feelings. We would never tell you what to do but we will absolutely listen to you and maybe come up with some options that are available to you. You can visit and use our instant messaging service there, by clicking on the purple message bubble or you can call on 1800 66 66 66. Both services are free and are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.  

Please remember to be kind to yourself when you are feeling this way and that you are not alone. No feeling will last forever, it will pass. 

Thanks again for taking the time to come on and ask your question, you have been so brave to do this.  

All the best, 


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