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Are you feeling Sad?

Sadness for Kids…

Marcus Says…

“When I’m feeling sad, it can feel like I don’t want to do anything! Not even eating my favourite snack (chocolate and peanut butter sandwiches!) or playing the xbox. Sometimes I feel sad because a bad thing or a sad thing has happened, but sometimes I get sad and I don’t know why. It just hurts inside. That’s when it’s good to talk to someone.

I like to talk to my friends and family, especially my big brother, but I also have friends at these places who are really good to talk to.


You can text them or call them and they will listen to you when you need a chat. I’ve also given you a list of some of my favourite videos and websites that help me out when I feel sad. Remember: even when you are feeling sad, you are still unstoppable!”

Marcus’ Top Five Tips

for when you feel sad:

Talk to someone

Even though it’s scary, talking about how we feel helps make everything better.

Do something that relaxes you

I like to listen to music with no words, or watch videos of puppies!

Do some exercise

I like to dance in my room to some killer tunes.

Try and distract yourself

Do something fun –
I like to beatbox!

Remind yourself how great you are

You are special and unique and you have a light within you! 

Marcus’ Top Five

Vids, Games & Sites

calming down Vids

Some of Marcus’ favourite videos for calming down and sleeping better.

Lily Jo’s music

Lily Jo’s music always makes Marcus feel like someone understands.

Lauren Layfield's Story

Lauren Layfield
shares her story.

Dumping ground Tips

Tips from the Dumping ground.

Simon Webbe's Story

Simon Webbe shares his story.

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