BEEing Sad

It is normal to feel sad if something bad happens. Sometimes sad feelings go away quickly, like if you feel sad after an argument with a friend, but then make up the next day. Sometimes the sad feelings last for a longer time, like feeling sad after someone important dies. If you have been feeling sad for a long time, or the sad feelings are really strong, it is important to tell your parents/carers or a trusted adult how you feel. You will not be in trouble for feeling sad. Your parents or a teacher may be able to help you feel better and that why it’s important to tell them, so that they can get you the support you need.

Things that might help when you are feeling sad are:

  • Talking with a grown up or trusted adult can help get some of the sad feelings and thoughts out of your head
  • Sometimes it can help to write a letter to the sad part of you. Think about what you would like a good friend or person to write?
  • Sometimes when we feel sad about a person leaving or dying we can make a box of all the good memories
  • Find a distraction to the feeling by doing something that makes you happy

Where to go for further help:

  • If you have been feeling sad for more than two weeks, you need to ask your parents to take you to see the GP to see if they can help.
  • Your school can contact Compass BUZZ to help your teacher’s support you better in school.