Emotional challenges

Going back to school

Emotional challenges

There are lots of things to think about when returning to school, but you can always ask for help and advice.


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One of the best ways to prepare for going back to school is by thinking about things ahead of time:

  • Be prepared for how you might respond to questions about your spinal cord injury
  • If you feel you would like extra emotional support consider talking to a teacher, friends or a family member about how you are feeling.
  • You could contact the Back Up Trust or visit your GP if you would like extra counselling
  • Think about talking to your class about your injury so that everyone has a better understanding of Spinal Cord Injury
  • See if someone can be the named contact in school for you
  • Keep asking questions and keep teaching people about what you need
  • Be assertive, you’ve come through a lot!
  • Remember you are still the same person