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How can I feel better about going back to school

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I’m feeling sad cuz my year-end holidays are ending and school is going to start soon. How can I make myself feel better and not full of dread about school? I don’t have friends who are in the same school as me, and to me school is a place where there is no joy at all 🙁


Hey there, welcome to Ask Alex,
It’s completely understandable that going from holidays back to the school routine can feel challenging. First off, let us say that your feelings are valid, and it’s okay to feel a bit down about the end of the holidays. Change can be tough, especially when it comes to a shift from leisure to more structured days. You may find this article helpful
It’s important to recognise that each school term brings new opportunities. While you may not have friends from your previous school, it’s a chance to meet and connect with new people who could become great friends. Try joining clubs or activities that interest you; it’s an excellent way to meet like-minded peers and make the school experience more enjoyable. may offer some further guidance which could also help.
School isn’t just about academics; it’s also about personal growth and building relationships. Focus on the positive aspects of learning and the opportunities to discover new things about yourself. Remember, everyone is in this together, going through similar feelings of uncertainty.
If you ever find yourself overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, remember that you’re not alone. Reach out to your family, or even organisations like Childline.  We’re here to provide support, a listening ear, and guidance. You can contact Childline by freephone 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at We are confidential, non-judgmental, and open 24/7, ready to support you for any reason, any time. You’re not alone on this journey, and there are people here who care about your well-being.
Look after yourself, and remember, you do not have to go through this alone,

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