We understand that you may be feeling nervous or scared to tell your family about what has happened. You may be worried about what they may say or how they might react.
Every family is different and we know that talking to your family about what has happened may not be simple. Having the support of a trusted adult is really important – they can be there to listen, talk and help you find the right help. Think about who you feel close to and trust – perhaps a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle. Try to plan what you are going to say and pick a time where you will be able to talk to them calmly and privately, without being interrupted.
If you are struggling to think about who you can talk to or how to go about it, you can speak to us anonymously on our email service.
You can also read more about opening up to your family on the Young Minds website.