Worrying about Russia and Ukraine

There’s been a lot of news about Russia invading Ukraine, and how other countries might respond. It’s natural to be worried or upset when you see things in the news, but we’re here to support you.

If you’re struggling with what you’re seeing in the news, there are things you can do to help:

  • Talk to someone you trust
    Share how you’re feeling with an adult you trust, and ask questions about what’s happening.
  • Get the facts
    You might hear people talking about what might happen next in Ukraine or the rest of the world. But lots of that isn’t based on anything. Check the facts of what’s happening with sites you can trust, like Newsround.
  • Take a break
    When the news is talking a lot about what’s happening, it can be hard to get away from it. Try doing something that relaxes you for a while, or turning off notifications so you’re not getting lots of reminders.
  • Do something positive
    Ask an adult what you can do to help other people, support a friend who’s upset or share something positive online. Doing things to help other people can help you to cope and feel more in control.

Want to talk about the news or what’s happening? You can share your feelings safely and anonymously on the message boards.