What to do if you feel nervous about returning back to school

Our experts discuss how to calm your nerves and feel more mentally ready to go back to school with the BelievePerform infographic on what to do if you feel nervous about returning to school.

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Planning – Get ready to return to school by planning your week. Use an activity diary to schedule in lessons and homework.

Slow down – Take a moment to pause and slow down what you are doing.

Get organised – Pack your bag and get all your school books and equipment ready. This can help boost confidence and reduce stress.

Ask for help – If you feel you are struggling don’t be afraid to ask for help from a friend or teacher.

Goals – Review your goals for the school year and agree on some new achievable targets with your teachers.

Breathe – Engage in some slow and steady breathing to help calm your mind and body.

Proble- solve – Come up with a list of solutions to a worry and choose one that you can put into action.

Imagery – Take 5 minutes and imagine yourself in a calm and safe space.

Be patient – Ease yourself back into school and homework. Don’t put pressure on yourself to get everything done at once.

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