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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.
If you feel something is not quite right, trust your instincts and take action. Talk to them about it, show your support and get involved. It's especially important to check in if their behaviour is completely out of character, or it’s getting in the way of them being able to do things normally.
Let them know you’re available to talk and give them the time and space to respond. If you are worried, you could suggest they see a doctor or counsellor. Let them know there is help available and they don’t have to feel bad all the time.
If you're really worried right now, especially if you think they're at risk of harming themselves or someone else, have a look at the NEED HELP NOW page to find people who can support you.
You may want to check in with them or get extra support if you notice they: