Leaving home

Leaving home is not always easy. Homesickness, loneliness, stress and anxiety are all common feelings that may come up during your transition to independence. Even the happiest and most confident young people can struggle.
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Created by Tiann04

Published on Aug 30, 2023

Here are some coping mechanisms to help if you are feeling home sick:

  • Don’t stay trapped inside.
  • Create a routine.
  • Plan regular drop ins home.
  • Stay connected with family and friends.
  • Explore new hobbies.
  • Start a new series.
  • Meditation.
  • Start a new job or college course.
  • Have a home warming.
  • Get to know the environment outside your home.


I can assure you it’s normal to feel home sick when you leave home. Leaving home is a good thing just think positive as it’s a new journey a new path and a fresh start.


If you are starting to feel low,anxious or depressed your not alone!.There are help lines for this and they will give you the best possible care by professionals.




*Childline-0800 1111 

*Samaritans-116 123

*Anxiety help for adults & Kids-0121 314 3456

*NHS 111 -111




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