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The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

Feelings and identity

If you are in immediate danger or know another child who is then please call 999


What they are

Talking about how we feel can be difficult and sometimes be the last thing we want to do. Understanding how we feel and why we feel certain ways can be seem complicated but it doesn’t need to be. Quite often just speaking about how we feel can help make things seem clearer and make more sense.

By learning to be resilient we increase our ability to cope with certain emotions in a much more positive way.

What to do

Kooth is a great website for children and young people where you can speak to experienced counsellors in a safe place online.


What it is

Young people can often find it difficult to understand and reveal their sexual orientation and identity to friends and family, and we understand that this can be a hugely confusing time. Below are some really helpful websites offering support and guidance:




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CYP Quick Links

Worried about yourself or a friend


KOOTH - online counselling

Young Minds - mental health support 

Barnet Young Carers