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Asking For Help When You Need It

Most young people know that, every now and again, we all need a little bit of help. Whether it’s help with  maths homework or help with a personal problem, there’s always someone you think you can turn to get guidance from. Sometimes, however, it’s difficult for some people to be able to ask for help, even if there are lots of people around them who would be happy to offer support. Here are some top tips on asking for help when you need it most:

1. Be confident

Some people are naturally quite shy and may struggle slightly with confidence, so they find it hard just to approach someone to ask for their help. If you’re in a similar situation, don’t worry! Most people are often happy to give their time to others who need it, so you shouldn’t be afraid to ask.

2. Don’t be afraid

You shouldn’t feel like you have to handle all of your problems on your own. Everyone needs help every once in a while so don’t be afraid to put your hand up and admit that you need help. You’ll feel much better once you’ve done something about an issue.

3. Always ask

People who are independent might not always ask for help because they’re afraid that others would judge them for it. But this shouldn’t be the case. Asking for help is not a sign a weakness, and it actually shows that you’re mature enough to know when you need support from others.

So, it’s crucial that if you’re really struggling with something, you turn to someone else for help. Try to make sure it’s someone you trust and feel comfortable around so you know that your problem will be listened to and cared about.

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Posted on 6 May 2015

Posted in Advice for young people

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