Hi guys, I was wondering if someone could advise me...
I'm 16 years old and in year 12 studying 4 as levels. Throughout the year I've had a lot going on in my home life as my mother has been very unwell and in and out of hospital all year. This has had a negative impact on my schooling and as a result I've gone from gaining A*s at gcse to Us at AS.
Also recently my 'best friend' and I had a major falling out, which has resulted in her making the whole of the year turn against me for ridiculous reasons. I literally have no one to talk to or turn to. The school is aware of these problems and all their details, and also aware of the fact that this is having SEVERE effects on my education. I have also come to terms with the fact that I am going to fail this year, and so have plans on retaking with different subjects (the subjects I am currently doing were not ones I chose for myself, but rather ones chosen for me by teachers and my mum) at a different school.
Also recently this has been having a toll on my mental health. I've been feeling increasingly anxious and depressed due to all of the pressure and stress from school, hate from people around me, and problems my mother is facing. I have lost all motivation to do any work, and even when I was trying I was failing, and I find it so difficult to get out of bed and be happy and face the world. I know that sounds awful and I hate saying it but that's how I'm feeling.
I was reading an article by someone online who was suffering similar problems as me, and she said it was possible for her to drop out of school for the remainder of the year in order to recover (she was also offered the option of employment for the remainder of the year), and then reenrol the next year and start from scratch (she mentioned getting a psychologist or parent to phone the school). I honestly have no other options, I cannot face going back to school and forced to be around people who hate me all while failing everything.
Could someone please advise me on how I could possibly do this, such as who I need to speak to and what I need to say. Also, I was wondering if someone could advise me on where to go for help with the way I've been recently feeling, the school has organised sessions with a "learning mentor" but she's proved to be useless.
Thank you in advance
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