Can we help?

Is something worrying you? Is someone hurting you?

Sometimes you may have problems outside school and think that we won’t be interested in them or that we can’t do anything about them. Well we are interested and we can help. Maybe you think that your worries or problems are too big or that you may get into trouble if you tell anyone. Sometimes the people or person hurting you might be an adult or adults who you know well and you don’t know what to do. We can help you and we will so please find someone to talk to – don’t be afraid to ask us.

If you really don’t feel that you can talk to anyone at school about your problems outside school, it might be easier for you to speak to someone you don’t know. If so you should call ChildLine.

ChildLine is a free helpline for children in the UK. You can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem – their counsellors are always here to help you sort it out. To find out more about the services offered by Childline use the link above.

Bullying

We don’t want any children at Christ Church to be bullied. Remember that our definition of bullying is:

“When one or more people deliberately hurt or cause distress, mentally and/or physically on a continual basis”.

 If you are being bullied you must tell someone and this can be any adult that you trust. Often bullies threaten you and tell you that it will be worse for you if you do but just remember – it won’t stop if you don’t!

Bullying can take different forms: people can physically hurt you, they can call you names and then can also bully you on-line through web sites or by sending you nasty text messages. These are all forms of bullying and are all really horrible. We want to stop it but can’t help you unless you tell us.

You can of course call Childline as they are there to help but there are also some good websites which offer advice on how to deal with bullying. Click on the links to find out more information.