Talk with me

Are you worried about a young person and not sure what to say? Are you worried you’ll make things worse by saying the wrong thing? It might feel difficult but talking with someone can be an important first step to helping them.

Some ideas

  • Let the young person you're helping know you want to listen to them
  • Ask open ended questions
  • Let them know you believe their feelings are real
  • Don’t be offended if they don’t feel like talking - let them know you're there for them if they do want to talk
  • Offer to find professional help for them

Find organisations that help rangatahi / young people talk openly.

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