Low Confidence

Do you find you put yourself down?  Maybe you don’t enter into or join groups because you don’t feel good about yourself.  You may find that you are withdrawing more and more and spend a lot of time on your own.  You may find it difficult to have any positive thoughts about yourself and start to lose sight of who you are as a person and what you like to do.

What you can do

It is important that you can work out why you feel the way you feel and the best way to do this to speak to someone.  Talking to someone about your feelings can help you to understand and make sense of the emotions that you are experiencing.  Sharing with someone you trust can help you to feel less isolated and also give that person an idea of how to support you.

Who you can speak to

It is important that you talk to someone you can trust with these intimate feelings.  A close friend or relative is good and they can see you regularly to offer support, however you may feel uncomfortable sharing these feelings with them.  You have lots of other choices, you can speak to a corner worker in confidence or use the support services available online or on the phone.

For more information please see Childline or Young Scot