Sad

So you are feeling sad today, sorry to hear that, it’s ok to feel sad.

Read on for some helpful information that will help you cope with your sadness.

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Let’s explore your sadness a little more, how sad do you feel?

Can you measure it on a scale of 1-10 (Insert scale 1 not very sad -10 the saddest you can get)

Or can you use other words to describe your sad feeling?

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When we get sad we might cry, we might take ourselves away from people and want to be on our own. We might find it difficult to express with words how we are feeling or talk about why we are feeling sad.

There are many reasons children can feel sad, falling out with a friend, the death of a pet, saying goodbye to a teacher at the end of term, if their parents split up, or losing at a game.

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Here are some tips to help you cope with feeling sad

  • Snuggle up in your safe place at home (any place that brings you comfort and makes you feel calm) Have a good cry, honestly sometimes this is just what is need.
  • Sit with a friend that makes you feel happy
  • Pull funny faces in the mirror until you laugh
  • Dance around your room until you are breathless
  • Watch an uplifting movie
  • Talk to a trusted adult or just be in their company

Click on the video to watch one of our lovely volunteers guide you through their favourite coping strategy for when they feel sad

How does your sadness feel now?

Are you feeling happier? Where on the scale are you now?

Remember to check back in next time you are feeling sad.

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