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I’ve done something bad

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

Call or Text 116 000. For free and in confidence.

You might have done something you think is bad, or you might have got into trouble for something you’ve done. What’s really important is how you deal with the consequences afterwards and that you make sure you don’t make things any more difficult or dangerous for yourself.

Talking to someone about what you’ve done, in confidence, might help you put it into perspective and help you work out what your options are. There might be a way to make things better and reduce the impact of what you have done – for yourself and other people. In some instances you might even realise that what you’ve done is not as terrible as you first thought.

Most people have done something that they regret in their lives. Remember that no matter what you’ve done you still need to stay safe. Punishing yourself or putting yourself in danger is not the answer.

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