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Starting a New School

Starting a new school can be quite scary! Here's some things to remember...

There are several reasons why you might feel a bit anxious when you start a new school, you might be nervous about;

  • Meeting new people
  • Making new friends
  • Change of environment
  • New teachers
  • Change of timetables

The important thing to remember is you’re not alone. Many people in your year group will be feeling the same, it’s normal to have some nerves about starting a new school.

Talk to your Public Health Nurse

Public health nurses (previously known as school nurses) can give you advice about lots of things, such as bullying, sleep, healthy lifestyle choices, emotional health and wellbeing and physical health problems. You can talk to your Public health nurses in confidence that means they wont share any information without your consent, unless they’re concerned for your safety. They may have to get in touch with your parents/carers or speak to other professionals to keep you safe.

Public health nurses offer drop in sessions in schools and you make an appointment to see them. If you want to talk to your public health nurse, ask pupil support or your school reception and they will tell you when your public health nurse will be in school.

Being happy at school

It’s important that you feel happy at school and see it as a safe place where you learn and grow. Being happy at school makes you to learn better, make friends more easily and feel good about yourself. If you’re feeling unhappy or stressed at school, it’s important that you talk to someone and find out how to get help and what you can do to feel better.

How to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your Public Health Nurse (School Nurse).

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Find help in your local area

Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.