I'm nervous about going back to school
|I’m anxious about going back to school, what can I do?
Hello, welcome to Ask Alex.
You are telling us that you are anxious about going back to school and are asking what can you do.
We understand that going back to school can be nerve-wracking, but remember that you’re brave for facing this challenge. Many students feel the same way. It’s okay to have these feelings, and acknowledging them is a sign of courage.
To help you with these emotions, there are several support services available to you. You can reach out to a school counsellor – they’re trained to provide guidance and support for students just like you. Additionally, have you thought about talking to a teacher that you like; they often have experience helping students deal with anxiety.
Another option is to look for support from friends and family. Sharing your feelings with someone you trust can provide comfort and reassurance. There are some articles on the Childline website which you may find helpful www.childline.ie/worried-about-going-back-to-school-here-are-6-things-that-will-help/ and www.childline.ie/the-mental-physical-and-emotional-signs-of-anxiety/. There are also some courses that ISPCC provide for young people and parents of young people who are suffering from anxiety. You can find out more about them here www.ispcc.ie/guided-digital-programmes/
Remember, you’re not alone in this. Childline is here for you 24/7. If you ever need to talk to someone confidentially, you can always reach out to us at 1800 66 66 66 or though our Live Chat service on this website (just click on the orange Live Chat tab).
Take things one step at a time, and be proud of yourself for facing your anxiety head-on. You’ve got this!