Going back to school / college


School or college can be really enjoyable, but it can also be really tough. It’s a big part of your life and you spend a lot of time there, so it’s very normal to feel anxious, stressed or worried about it sometimes. These pages have been created to support you. You may also find it useful to view our Wellbeing support for all Gloucestershire citizens page. If you feel like you need some extra support, there are lots of free, confidential services that can help, see Who can I talk to? for more information.

Bullying is when somebody hurts you physically or verbally. It can be a one-off or it can go on for a long time, and it can happen to anyone - but it is never your fault...

Bullying can make you feel alone, worthless, anxious and angry. If you’re being bullied, it’s important to tell someone you trust (like a teacher, school nurse or your parents) what’s happening so they can support you.

You could ask a friend to come with you if you don’t feel ready to do it by yourself, or ask someone in your family to help you explain what’s happening to a teacher. You can also talk to your GP if bullying is impacting your health, and they will keep anything you say confidential.

Find more advice on bullying.

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