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Information, Advice and sources of support for young people in Suffolk


No the kids are not alright

And neither is the system

These self-proclaimed professionals

Don’t take the time to listen.

I understand work pressures

Lack of hours in a day

But it takes 30 seconds

Just to ask ‘are you ok?’

They promise us the world

And then they don’t deliver

And then we get forgotten

Like little slips and slivers.

So when you see that closed off boy

Or that sad, lonely girl

Just think maybe you could be the one

That opens up their world.

It only takes a smile

Or a firm grip of the hand

Just a little gesture

To show you understand.

‘Cause no the kids are not alright

And neither is the system

But maybe one day that could all change

If we took the time to listen.

This poem was sent in by a young person. We love it! If you have enjoyed this poem you may also enjoy the going the extra cm video on our CAT (Mental Health Network) page.

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