Friends and friendships are great when things are going well but life can feel pretty miserable and stressful when there are arguments and fallings out. For teenagers, friendships are especially important as young people spend move towards spending more time with friends than with family.
If your child is worried about a friend of theirs and thinks they are struggling with their emotional or mental health, there are ways they can help:
Lots of young people feel lonely and isolated. It’s not always easy for young people to make friends or feel like they belong.
Childline have some useful tips on how to overcome feeling lonely on their website - see below.