Back to School Dread


Going back to school after the summer holidays can be hard for lots of reasons. Maja and Yasmin share their best bits of advice for starting a new term. These include making new friends, being open if you’re struggling, talking to people if you feel like something is going wrong, and how to combat cyberbullying.

If you are facing dread about starting a new school year, be sure to talk to someone you trust like a teacher or a parent. If you do not feel like there is someone you can talk to, you can always talk to Childline either through their freephone number or their online one-to-one chat service.


This video is important especially given that more and more young people are feeling stressed about going back to school and this is lowering wellbeing for young people. The advice given in this video is positive and helps young people combat mental ill health and negative wellbeing while keeping positive. The theme of the video is find help if you need it, make sure to maintain a balance between academic life and social life.

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