2nd September 2020
Back to school in the 'New normal'
Recently the schools across Scotland have opened their doors to their pupils like me and maybe yourself. It can be quite a huge change, especially with all the months spent indoors, to go back or be there for the first time can be a really nerve wrecking thing.
As your local MSYP I want to try support young people like myself. If you’re still worried and on edge about being back at school there is various websites that have advice for getting back to school, Youngscot has a handful of articles for this, one of the best about the rules about being back at school is this one here
Following the governments advice is best and if you are ever concerned about a certain issue in your school you should talk to a teacher if you feel comfortable doing so or your parents or guardians. Even speaking to a friend could help put you at ease. From discussions with my friends I have found that being in bigger crowds and the different but new procedures can have impact on mental health and especially people with pre-existing mental health problems. This is obviously a common struggle and in my own experience I think speaking to my friends has most definitely helped.
If you ever want to get in contact with me my details are as below.