With the 2022/23 school year just around the corner, we wanted to raise awareness for pupils, parents and teachers about how they can deal with their worries.

We believe education is a massive part of everyone’s lives, whether that’s in school, college, university or doing apprenticeships and placements but we also know from our own experiences that while some people love the routine of school, for others this can be disruptive. Hopefully, these tips can help aid our school blues and help us engage in our learning.

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Write down the worries you have and the hope you have for school.

Write down all the things you are looking forward to at school and the things you’re worried about. Then we can show someone this and they may be able to assist you in your worries.

Ask questions

Ask parents, friends, teachers anyone you trust about anything you are just not sure about. You could ask about things you’ll need at school, who could be in your class or just whatever is on your mind.

Take your time

It can take a while to adjust to being back at school and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! It’s okay if it doesn’t feel comfortable at first. Even when you are back in school, free up time to do the things that you enjoy doing.

Remember if you are ever worried about anything, don’t be afraid to say, and if you ever want to do your own research or speak to a professional, we’ve left some websites that all support different things that we think our boss.

ChildLine https://www.childline.org.uk/

Free confidential service to help young people under 19 with any issues they are going through.

Family Lives https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Offers information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.

Runaway Helpline https://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/

Provides information, help and support and options for young people thinking of running away or already away.

The Mix https://www.themix.org.uk/

The Mix Crisis Messenger text service is open 24/7 and for anyone aged 25 or under. They cover a range of issues for 13 to 25-year-olds including, sex and relationships, your body, mental health, drink and drugs, housing, money, work and study and crime and safety.

24-hour National Domestic Violence https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

A national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

Switchboard https://switchboard.lgbt/

Information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity.

Young Minds https://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Information for children and young people about mental health and emotional wellbeing