Your Stories

Growing into me

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Today, I can stand up and say with confidence that I’m ‘a bit of a self-confessed oddball’. But, just over ten years ago, things were not so clear to me. I didn’t know much about anxiety and I definitely had not found a real way to express myself. I didn’t know who I was or […]

Your Stories

How I felt misunderstood as a child

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misunderstood in school

I started Primary School fairly oblivious to insecurities and worries, but I felt very misunderstood as a child; few teachers supported and understood me. Pupils were put into one of four houses: Beckett, Caxton, Marlowe or Wolfe. I was in Marlowe. Pupils would collect ‘house points’ for achievements and good behaviour. We’d add points under […]

Education

How I learnt to manage exam stress

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Watching my little sister about to take her GCSE exams and feeling all the anxiety and stress that we’ve all experienced before, got me thinking of all the ways I used to try to tackle exam stress and all the anxiety surrounding exams. I’m currently on my gap year before I start university in September, […]