Becky Jayne Rose becca
Since my daughter started secondary school her behavior is horrendeous.I actually cannot cope.She has been disgnoised with OCD and ODD so im aware she can be challenging at times but...she ran off yesterday to get a train and be with friends and hasnt returned.I have spoken to her several times.She is refusing to tell me where she is.I have been to friends houses but no luck.

Someone please help,i am struggling to cope.
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and troubling situation. If your child runs away, you can call the police to find her. Is she in counselling or seeing a professional? If not that might be helpful even if she's unwilling. If you're struggling with her and need support perhaps Social Services could help, they're not just there to take children from their homes, they're there to support families and you can contact them through you local council. You can read more about Social Services here. You could contact Young Minds, they're an organisation that helps families in similar situations to yourself, you can call them on 0808 802 5544. You may find it helpful to read our articles on teenage behaviour and health and wellbeing. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.