jlprinn
My 12 year old son has today said he wants to jump off a building and die. He is admitted that he is being bullied by some girls in his class and today it has hit a peak.

Has anyone experienced this and any idea how I deal with it? His school have taken him out of lessons today and are supporting him in the community office but obviously this can't happen daily.  What do I do? How do I support him?

His dad and I are going to sit down tonight and have a chat with him. He has alot going in at home as I am unwell and he worries about me, but I have always told.gim he must come to me and talk to me about anything.

Help please!?! 
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a troubling and upsetting situation. It's important that you communicate with him non-judgmentally and it's great that you've told him that he can come to you. You could try counselling, which your son can be referred to via your GP or you can do it yourself through this NHS page. You can also talk to Young Minds, they're an organisation that helps families in similar situations to yourself, you can call their freephone helpline on 0808 802 5544. On the front of the bullying, we suggest that you discuss this with the school, obtain their anti-bullying policy and their complaints policy, both of which they are required to provide you with by law. You may find it helpful to read our articles on teenage depression, bullying advice, bullying at school and bullying advice for parents. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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jlprinn
Thank you for your response. He has gone into school yesterday and today seeming a bit brighter. I think now he has told someone that he feels this way he is feeling a little better.
I shall be monitoring him over the coming days and weeks, and the school have agreed to put in place  a mentor for him to have sessions with each week wherr he can discuss any issues or concerns x
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