Bet you never imagined that you would miss going to school! School is a major part of your life and probably where most of your friends are. Going to school as much as possible can help maintain some sense of normality while you’re coping with cancer.
When you’re having treatment and are feeling sick, you won’t always be able to keep up with what’s going on at school. You may be worried about missing out on activities or special events, even schoolwork, plus whatever is going on in your friends’ lives.
Canteen is in your corner. Our Robots Program can help you stay connected to school, friends and family while you’re stuck in hospital for treatment. You can also get expert advice on keeping up with study through our Education and Career Support Service.
Getting back to school
Many young people who have been through cancer treatment say getting back to school as soon as possible is not easy but helped them get back to ‘normal’ again.
After a long time away it’s normal to feel nervous about going back and worried about how people will react. You may feel self conscious about any physical changes. Or you might be worried about catching up on work, or maybe even having to repeat and being a year behind your friends.
Don’t worry – there is advice and guidance for you on returning to school after cancer.