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The Amaze partners are pleased to provide the Amaze.org website as an online resource for sexuality and health related information for users 10 to 14 years of age as well as educators and parents of very young adolescents. Amaze is committed to providing honest, accurate information about sexuality and related health issues.
Educators and parents of very young adolescents. Amaze is committed to providing honest, accurate information about sexuality and related health issues.
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Amaze.org/za does not provide counselling or crisis support, so please speak with a parent, guardian, teacher or other trusted adult or you can call Childline South Africa Hotline on 0800 055 555 or use Childline’s online chat Monday to Friday between 2pm and 6pm (link to: https://chat.childlinesa.org.za/status.php) who can connect you with help and assistance. If you are experiencing mental health issues you can call the The South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 567 567 or visit their website to be linked with a local support group in your area or find other useful information.
If you are outside of the South Africa and an adult or someone else is hurting you, Children International can help you find a local hotline and resources in your country.
Amaze advises you to never suffer in silence or hope that it will go away. Always seek help as you are not alone.
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