If things are tough, talk about it

Be yourself – whoever you are, however you feel, whatever life has thrown at you. If things are tough, talk about it. Samaritans can be reached on 08457 90 90 90 or jo@samaritans.org .

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Samaritans is confidential and anonymous

Finding it hard to talk about how you are really feeling? Samaritans is a safe place to turn; it’s anonymous and confidential: 08457 90 90 90 or jo@samaritans.org .

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Samaritans are available 24x7

If something is troubling you, Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All chats are completely confidential. You can reach them on 08457 90 90 90 or jo@samaritans.org .

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What are common long-term effects of domestic abuse?

Each child/young person may respond differently to experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse, some common long-term effects are: anxiety, depression, withdrawal, nightmares, bed wetting, low self esteem, aggressive behaviour, eating disorders, underachieving at school.

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What are the signs of anorexia?

Signs of anorexia include: fear of gaining weight, unrealistic ideas about body shape or weight; denial of a problem; an ‘inner voice’ that challenges views on eating and exercise; strange or obsessive behaviour around eating; mood swings, depression, secrecy; restlessness or hyperactivity; wearing baggy clothes; vomiting, taking laxatives, exercising excessively.

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