Stable relationships with friends, family and partners are important as they can influence your health and well-being.
Every family is different and they are made up of people who have different needs, ideas and ways of doing things. Sometimes this means you won’t get on and there will be arguments and family problems, which is completely normal.
Try and talk to your family calmly – be it your mum, dad, sister, brother, or other family member who you’re not getting on with. If you listen to what they have to say, they are more likely to listen to you too.
When you argue with your family, try to stop and talk about the problem, negotiate and try to reach a compromise rather than arguing.
Connect with your family
Try to connect with your family, tell them something about your day, or ask them how their day was. This will start to rebuild your relationship and will make it easier to get on.
Talk to someone else
Share your problems with someone outside of the family.
You can discuss relationships with your School Nurse. The School Nurse service is provided by the NHS. This services offer a confidential service, they will not disclose information about you to anyone else unless they are concerned about your safety. This would be discussed with you prior to sharing.*
You can access your School Nurse for face to face contact, via a weekly drop-in service that is offered to secondary schools. To find the date and time of your drop-in, please follow this link.
Alternately, you can contact ChatHealth, a text messaging service provided by the NHS by Gloucestershire School Nurses.
Messages sent to the dedicated number (07507 333 351) are delivered to a secure website and responded to by a GCS school nurse. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.40pm, excluding bank holidays. Texts are usually replied to within 24 hours. Anyone who texts the service receives a bounce back message explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.