Many young people feel sad or down from time to time. If your friend is depressed and feeling sad, try and encourage them to talk about how they’re feeling to somebody they trust. This could be a parent, teacher, ChildLine or yourself. The more they share about how they’re feeling, the easier things will become for them. Hopefully, they can start to feel more positive.Organising things you can do together, such as playing football or going the cinema will help stop them from feeling lonely or isolated. If your friend is starting to lack confidence or is always worried about what other people think, we have a page full of tips on building confidence and self-esteem which you could share with your friend.