Going to University for the first time I can say hands down is one of the biggest experiences of my life. For any age, whether you’re a school leaver, mature student or an international student, moving away from home into a new town or city for university can be a daunting experience. I remember being secretly excited about moving away from home and having my own independence, but that was also something, secretly, I was also afraid of. I didn't know anybody
When I was twelve years old, I began suffering with self-harm and depression. It seemed to happen overnight, and I did not understand what could be causing me to feel so low. I was living in a stable home with both parents, attending school as normal and had not experienced any major life changes. My mood was becoming increasingly low and I felt that I was at risk of seriously harming myself. However,
My story begins when I was 15. I had to move to secondary school and didn't have many friends. I was also finding the work really challenging and the environment difficult. I had to surround myself with people who I didn't know and this prospect made me more vulnerable to missing school and had a direct impact on my GCSE Grades.It was when my Nan passed away during the exams I was taking at school that bereavement took its toll and I found this exceptionally
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I have always had an interest in working with children. When I started secondary school though, I found it really difficult when we were set tasks and work in lessons. This was happening because of my learning disability which I hoped I would get more help for and perhaps some encouragement. Unfortunately my teachers were not very supportive. They didn't understand my needs and didn't know how to help me.
I actually received more support
I never thought it would turn out like this, I thought it was normal. I've been doing it for nearly a year and it's just part of my everyday life, there's nothing wrong with it. I mean, no one knew, and it was like something I could finally keep secret.
It all started in December 2011, when my mum brought some scales. Everyone weighed themselves but me. I've always been sensitive with what I
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