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Lots of siblings are starting to go back to school this week and although it’s good to catch up with friends, things are going to feel a bit different too. This might be because

  • you’re worried because your family are high risk
  • your school and classrooms look and feel very different
  • the staff and teachers might be wearing protective equipment
  • you feel that your parent has become used to you helping out and will struggle without you
  • it’s worrying using public transport
  • you haven’t been able to keep up with schoolwork

If you are worrying about any of these things it’s really important that you talk to a teacher or member of school staff and ask for help. This might be

  • asking if you can wear a face mask to help you feel safe
  • asking for extra time with homework
  • help getting a new uniform if your parent hasn’t been able to shop for you
  • help finding a safe space to go to if things get too much
  • asking about different transport options

It’s also really important to take care of yourself. Have a look at our pages on Mental health and wellbeing. You’ll get ideas on looking after your mental health which is really important for everyone.

Have a great start back at school and let us know how you get on.


Would you like to help other siblings by sharing your own story? Please get in touch.