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.

We all want to be there for our friends, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to say or do to help them…

It’s a good idea to get advice from an adult you trust, like a parent or teacher. It can be stressful supporting someone else, so it’s important you have support too.

If your friend is struggling with their mental health, you can:

  • Let them know you will listen if they want to talk, but don’t put pressure on them. Just spending time with them can help
  • Don’t mention it in front of other people – they might not be comfortable with other people knowing how they feel
  • Help them get support from a parent, teacher, doctor or other support service

Click for more advice on what to do if you are worried about a friend.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Communications

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