As we look back and think about the challenges of 2020, it may bring back some feelings of anxiety or worries. That is perfectly normal, we will all be feeling the same. This year has brought us many things, so much more than social distancing, washing our hands and having to wear a mask. You have been absolutely awesome at dealing with all of our new norms but what do you do if these worries you’re having just won’t go away?
The Christmas break is approaching and this time of year may be welcome for some staff and pupils, but may also bring thoughts of dread for others. You may be worried about what being off school for the two weeks (Christmas Holidays) and what it will look like this year, and some of your teachers may be worried about how you will cope with another break from schooling. Remember, you are not alone. There is always a way you can contact someone at school or get some help, if you’re really worried. Just use the following email address if you are a child or an adult in need of help:
If you would like to manage your worries yourself, then Childline has fabulous resources to support you over the Christmas break.
When you’re feeling low or overwhelmed, it can be hard to know how to cope. But distracting yourself or doing something positive can really help. Even doing just one positive thing every day can help to improve your mood. Not sure what you want to do today? Use the Childline Coping Tools to help.
Just click on the link below to access these fantastic resources:
Childline is an amazing service for you and is there to keep you safe. Their staff are trained to listen to all of your worries, no matter how small. It takes great bravery to share your worries with anyone, so watch the video above as this will hopefully make you feel much better about sharing your thoughts and feelings.
There are many different worries for our children and no worry is easy to cope with on your own. Remember, you can always contact your teachers via the school website comments (only the teachers can see this) and your parents are there to listen.
There is also advice on the following:
Looking back and letting go
If you would like to talk to someone Childline has a number that you can ring for FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
0800 11 11