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.

Coronavirus has had a big impact on our lives, and you might be worried about how it will affect you when you are back at school…

You might be worried about catching the virus, or about all the new rules (like wearing masks and social distancing).

Things that might help:

  • Talk to an adult you trust, or talk to your friends – it can be good to know you aren’t on your own and you might be able to reassure each other
  • Try writing down your worries and thinking what you might do to cope if a particular situation happens. You can do this with someone you trust and it can help you feel much more prepared.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable talking about your worries with your parents or friends, you can talk to someone anonymously for free. See How to access counselling and Who can I talk to? for more information and support
  • Remember its okay to ask about new rules if you get confused – especially as they can change
  • Although some things have changed, focus on the things that have stayed the same that you enjoy about school – seeing your friends, your favourite subjects etc.
Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Communications

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