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1. Find a safe friend

Before you start trying to change anything at your school it is very important that you have someone to support you.

This could be a parent or carer, sibling, a teacher you trust, a close friend, or an outside organization.

Outside help could include the youth support services in your area - see Connexions Direct for more information: www.connexions-direct.com or tel. 080 800 13 2 19 between
8am - 2am or text 07766 4 13 2 19

or www.ygm.org.uk/youthgrouplistings

or a national organization such as Childline (0800 1111)

or EACH helpline@eachaction.org.uk 0808 1000 143, Helpline hours: 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-12 midday, Sat; calls are free.