What to do if the news upsets you

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If you're having nightmares or trouble sleeping because of something you've heard in the news:

  • Tell your mum or dad - help from them will make you feel much better.
  • Try talking about your nightmare or even drawing it. This will help you to confront your fear.
  • Surround yourself with things that make you feel secure at night - even if it is your old teddy bear that you keep hidden from your mates!
  • Try to balance the news you read. If you read a sad story then try and read a happy one before you go to bed.

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