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Being Supportive Tools & Resources

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The Support System

Understanding who else is in a young person’s life, what their support system is, and what your own support system is.

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Looking After Yourself

When you’re concerned about a young person, it’s easy to focus on their situation and their needs first. But if you want to be able to give them support then caring for yourself is important too.

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Healthy Conversations

Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes. We all want to feel heard and understood. If you're worried about someone, having a conversation and talking through what’s happening for them is a great way to connect and share the load. Even if you’re not sure what to say, or how to help, one of the best ways to offer support is to just be there to listen. 

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Keeping An Eye Out

It can be hard to know when to worry about young people – what's normal and when to get more support. It’s common to be unsure how and when to step in and help, or even if you should. 

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Taking Action

There are lots of little things you can do to support a young person going through a tough time. Showing your support will let them know that there is someone who cares about them and wants them to feel happy and healthy. 

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Professional Support

If things are feeling beyond you, here's how you can access professional support, and what to expect if you do.

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