Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes

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Friends can be great to talk to, but sometimes an adult is better able to give you real help.


It’s important to develop a network of trusted adults – people you can turn to for help and advice

  • when you’re confused…
  • when you need to know…
  • when you’re upset or down…

Think of five people you know who could form part of your support network, such as a parent, older brother/sister, other relatives, teacher, neighbour, pastor, youth leader, family friend. Write their names in the order of first choice.

Using Your Support Network

Would you change the order around if you needed support for different kinds of problems? Which person in your network would you go to first for a personal problem…for a school problem…for a relationship problem…?

Write out your network in the order you would use it for the following situations.

  • You are feeling confused about your relationship with your girlfriend/boyfriend. I would go to…
  • You are being pressured by a friend to shoplift. You need to know how to handle the dilemma. I would go to…
  • You are feeling upset and down about a family argument. I would go to…