If you just need to talk through your feelings call Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800. This is a 24/7 counselling service for anyone up to the age of 25.
If you don’t need to talk to anyone right now, we have got some resources here that can help in the meantime.
You should always feel safe, especially at home. Your home should be a place where you can relax, be comfortable and be yourself. No one should take that away from you.
Remember, someone doesn’t have to be violent for you to feel unsafe. If someone does not respect your personal space – like going through your belongings – that makes you feel unsafe. Someone who constantly threatens you, makes you feel unsafe.
Know that is not your fault. No one should be made to feel unsafe, no matter what. You don’t deserve to feel this way.
If it feels safe to do so, talk to someone about what is happening at home. Talk to someone you trust. It could be a friend, a family member, a teacher, or a counsellor. This will take courage. You might fear what could happen if you do talk to someone else. You might be scared that your family will fall apart. But if your family is making you feel unsafe, they don’t deserve to be together.
Take your time to think about it. Look at the videos, books, and movies – they might help you decide.
You are more than your home life, and you deserve better.
Take care of yourself.
Change your perspective and uncover a way forward for you!
Here are some things that can help you with that.
Orbiting Jupiter Gary D. Schmidt This is a book about a family who takes in a new child. It's hard and they learn a lot, but they get through it.
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling This is obviously a classic series. If you haven't read it, now is the time. He might not be isolated, but Harry Potter has to deal with a lot of uncertainty. If you not that into reading, this is the easy read you need.
Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings by Mary Lamia, PhD
This will help you understand your emotions and who you are, how you appear to others, and what you can be. While your emotional life may feel out of control, your emotions are valuable. It's time to figure just what your emotions are telling you!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
If you haven't watched it by now, it is time - it's a classic. Harry's adopted family treat him horribly
Anna sets out on a journey with an iceman, Kristoff, and his reindeer, Sven, in order to find her sister, Elsa, who has the power to convert any object or person into ice.
Kubo and the Two Strings An film of epic proportions. It's a classic tale of good vs evil. The animation is breathtaking and the story pulls you in all directions.
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welcomed to a safe, warm, non-judgemental
space where you can be yourself and uncover
what is important to you. You have all the answers. Let us help you find your way.