Harriet
Hi everyone, my teenage was bullied from year 9-11 at school. It was only when he moved to 6th form college that he told us. However we are now feeling the after affects.
He crashed out of his GCSEs and had to resit some, this has meant that he has not been able to take exactly the A levels that he intended. 
We are now in the situation where every time he gets anxious he spirals downwards and all of the feelings that he has been keeping form the bullying come back. 
He now finds it hard to make friends and spends a lot of time on his own.
He is watching his old friends move onto university this year while he is still at college taking his A levels, doesn't help!
College have been fantastic and he is about start to see a counsellor to try and get over his feelings of inadequacy about the bullying. 
Just wondered if anyone else has gone through this and any suggestions as to how to help and support him?
Thanks
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familylives
Hi, I understand that this is a difficult and upsetting situation. Bullying can have long lasting effects and it's great that he's started counselling. The most you can do is be there for you son and support him, listen to him and give him space when he needs it. You may find it helpful to read our articles on teenage health and development. If you feel you need further support please e-mail us at askus@familylives.org.uk or call us on our freephone helpline on 0808 800 2222.
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