We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

School can be an enjoyable place, but some young people find it hard. If you are finding school difficult you can get help. 

Problems at School 

Many people worry about the things that happen at school now and again. They can experience difficulties or have to deal with problems at school.

Some of the problems people worry about include:

  • Bullying
  • Difficult relationships with friends
  • Exam stress
  • Finding schoolwork hard

  • Problems concentrating, especially if the class is noisy 
  • Problems at home 
  • Returning to school after you have been expelled, suspended, or excluded
  • Returning to school if you’ve had time off because of mental or physical health concerns
  • Struggling with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, or dyspraxia
  • Struggling with lunchtime, especially if you have eating problems

If you experience any of these problems, they could affect how you feel at school and at home. The good news is that you are not alone. There is support for school children in Brayton and the surrounding areas. There are people who will listen to you and support you during this tough time. 

How School Problems can Affect your Mental Health

If you are having problems at school, you could find it difficult to get ready in the mornings. you might also:

  • Avoid meeting your friends or talking to them at lunch
  • Choose not to share any ideas during class
  • Do less well at school because you find it hard to concentrate
  • Experience stomach aches or headaches when you think about school
  • Feel angry or stressed at things that did not use to make you feel this way
  • Feel anxious while you’re on your way to school
  • Feel less confident in your work or in yourself 

If you are experiencing any of the above points you may not want to go to school. You might even refuse to attend your lessons. Some people might even play truant. 

Remember, you will not always feel this way about going to school. Things can start to get better. If the problems you’re experiencing affect your day-to-day life, please tell someone you can trust. With the right support, you can work through the difficulties you are having. 

Tell a teacher or your parents or carers. Telling a teacher will help them to deal with the issue. Your school might have a particular way of helping students

What you can do 

Try to spend more time with people that you feel comfortable with. Spending time with other people outside school can help. They can remind you that people do care about you. 

If you have autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or any other specific difficulties, you can get support. Your school probably has a special needs coordinator (SENCO). They can make sure you get the support you need during lessons. 

If you think you have a mental health condition or you’re stressed, please talk to your GP. They can help you to understand whether you need counselling, therapy, or another type of support. 

Other Sources of Help

Childline: 0800 1111 (open 9am until midnight throughout the year)

The Mix: 0808 808 4994 (open 4pm until 11pm, every day)

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: Text YM to 85258 (open all day, every day)

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.