Supporting a friend who is going through a tough time at school isn’t easy. You might find it hard to know what the best thing to say is, or what you can do to help them. Here are three things you could try to support a friend:

  1. Be there for your friend.
  2. Ask you pal how they are doing, listen to them and give them a chance to share how they are feeling.
  3. Suggest to your friend that it might help them talk to a teacher or another adult they trust in private about their worries.
  4. Take a look at our advice on coping with bullying to get ideas that might help your friend.

For more good ideas on supporting your pals, check out Childline’s tips.

You might find it helpful to watch this wee film about supporting a friend who is being bullied on the walk back from school. Take care of yourself tho, it might trigger some difficult emotions.