Helping you get through tough times

Back to school anxiety

With the new school year just around the corner, it can be an anxious time for some.

pencils, pens, notebooks and rulerWe know from research we conducted in March, that school is a great source of stress for young people for many different reasons.

Find out the reason for your anxiety

Being anxious is not a comfortable feeling. You may know the exact reason why you feel anxious but if you don’t, identifying it is important.

Working out when you start to feel anxious can help you explore the actual causes and what you can do about it.

When people are causing your anxiety

If you experienced bullying last year, take a look at what to do if you’re being bullied.

Some friendships don’t last for ever and this can be upsetting and a great cause of stress. If a friendship has turned sour, take a look at recognising when a friendship has become toxic.

Social anxiety can make the thoughts of going back to school very challenging. Find out ways to help yourself if you’re socially anxious.

Take care of yourself

Eating well and exercising can increase your sense of resilience. Exercise can even help take your mind off of whatever it is that’s making you anxious.

Making a point of looking yourself physically now, is a good way to start the new school year. Start as you wish to continue!

Get the support you need

Managing your anxiety can be difficult. Having people that you can talk to can help take
your mind off of things.

Talking to someone about what you’re feeling can help you work out a solution. They could give you some good advice, or just give you the chance to air your thoughts.

Even if you don’t think someone else can help, deciding not to talk to someone can make you bottle things up and cause you to lose perspective.

Finding someone you trust to talk to can really make a difference.

Give it time

Each year is a new start. New classes, sometimes new books and new teachers. If last year was awful, try not to dwell on it and give this new year a chance.

The thought of everything that could possibly go wrong, can really impact the perception you have of school. Giving yourself a chance at a new slate could be the refreshing start you need.