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Worrying about the summer
The summer holidays are different for everyone. You might be excited about a holiday or having time off, or you could be thinking about what might happen or how you’ll cope.
You might be worried about:
- feeling lonely or not going out
- not seeing people who normally support you
- problems at home or having to care for your family
- coping without a routine
- waiting for exam results or starting a new school
- being hurt or abused.
Childline is here all through the holidays to support you, whether that’s having someone to talk to, giving you ideas of things to do or helping you to get support when you need it.
The summer holidays can mean losing the support you normally have at school or college. Or being expected to take on more responsibilities to look after people at home.
If you’re worried about coping over the holidays, it can help to:
- Talk about it
If you have someone you normally see for support, you can talk to them about where to get help if you need it. You can also talk to us all through the holidays.
- Create a safety plan
It can help to make a plan of what to do if you feel unsafe. You can also make a mental health first aid kit to help you know what to do if things get overwhelming. In an emergency you can always call 999.
- Make time for yourself
Try to do at least one thing a day you enjoy or that helps you to feel good.
- Focus on the future
The holidays can feel like a long time, but they will end. It can help to focus on anything you’re looking forward to after the holidays.
- Share your experiences
Create an account to keep a journal, write an email to us or post on the message boards to other young people.