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We hope what you see here helps.  If you are feeling like running away or are away from home, we are here to listen.

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Time out or some breathing space are often good ways to take the pressure out of a situation. It can often be the case that if it feels like the walls are closing in around you, the natural feeling is to try and to get out and away.

If and when this happens, it needs to be somewhere safe, and if you can, always try and let someone know where you are. This can be hard to do – especially if you left quickly or in anger, but keeping yourself safe if you’re running away is very important.

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