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Friends and relationships

Making friends and starting new relationships are a big part of getting older. Good friendships can help in many ways from improving your mood to supporting you through difficult times. 

Some friendships will last longer than others, but all friendships play an important part in your life. Its important to remember that in every decision you make you have a choice. You don’t have to be friends with someone who makes you feel bad and you don’t have to stay in any relationship where you don’t feel happy 

This section contains information and advice on developing friendships, bullying, keeping safe online and healthy relationships.  If you have any questions or are worried it is always good to try speaking to an adult. It doesn’t have to be your parents, any adult who you trust and feel comfortable with such as teachers, group leaders or family members.